Manuel Rivera

Manuel Rivera

1927 - 1995

Biography

Granada, 1927 – Madrid, 1995

In 1947 he held his first individual exhibition at the Press Association of his hometown, and his first Group Show at the National Exhibition of Fine Arts in Madrid. In 1953 he came into contact with some of the later members of El Paso, in the Santander International Abstract Art Course. After two years he made a trip to Paris and came into contact with informalism. In 1956 there was a radical change in the techniques used in his works, the product of a strong creative crisis. He moved to Paris and in 1976, the Museum of Modern Art in Paris dedicated to him a retrospective exhibition of his work between 1956 and 1976.