Biography of José Aguiar García (1895-1976)

Spanish painter, born in Cuba, in turns of Santa Clara, in 1895, and died in Madrid, in 1976.

He did his training in Madrid, a city that was since 1930, at the school of fine arts of San Fernando, where he/she received classes of José Pinazo. Thanks to a scholarship granted by the Cabildo insular of la Gomera, after his first exhibition at the Museum of modern art in Madrid (1935), he/she traveled for Italy, where he/she received the influence of the painting of the treccento especially of Masaccio, and the Pompeian painting, whose reflexes remain in his work. As a fellow of the Foundation Juan March he/she made his best-known work, the L.a. box and monsters, where it departs from his usual theme of religious and regionalistic, and begins to show the expressionist features that characterize all his work of recent years.

Besides easel paintings, he/she made murals like the one made to the Casino in Santa Cruz of Tenerife.


ABAD, a.: "José Aguilar", artists Canarios library, 1991.

LAFUENTE FERRARI, e.: "news of the life and work of José Aguiar", foreword to "Brief analysis of anxiety in contemporary art". José Aguiar, Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, Madrid, 1961.

LAFUENTE FERRARI, E: 'Aguiar and his Apocalypses', ABC, may 2, 1960.

SANTANA, l.: "José Aguilar". Col. art of Canary Islands, Ed. Edirca, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 1984.

ZURITA, V.: "the murals by José Aguiar at the General Secretariat of the party". The evening, 19 July 1943.

VV..: "José Aguilar", catalogue for the exhibition Spanish Museum of contemporary art, Madrid, 1973.

VV..: Catalogue exhibition the Museum imagined', Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 1991.