Manuel Ángeles Ortiz

Manuel Ángeles Ortiz

1895 - 1984

Biography

Jaén (Spain), 1895 – Jaén (Spain), 1984

Manuel Ángeles Ortiz was an outstanding figure both for being part of the mythical “School of Paris” and the poetic group of 27, as well as for being one of the greatest representatives of the painting of avant-garde of the 20th century. In his early years he trained as an artist in his beloved Granada de Falla y Lorca, and shortly after he settled in Paris where he established a great friendship with Pablo Picasso, among other painters. His work is a reflection of the various currents of his time. He was interested in Fauvism, Cubism, Post-Cubism and Surrealism but without integrating or classifying himself into any specific group, he simply limited himself to absorbing everything that interested him from each of the current trends of the moment. Hence they define him as an independent, intuitive and diverse artist, or also as an art solitary. In his works you can see the love that the artist had for painting, life, and above all for Granada, which was always his greatest source of inspiration and the central theme of many of his numerous series and cut-outs.