Biography


9.10.1938     Born in Málaga on October 9th, in the same building where Picasso was born 57 years before.     (Málaga - Spain) ► + info

1955     Begins study of industrial expert, but reading Dostojevski and starting to paint brings him to abandon his studies and to dedicate himself to painting on his own.     (Spain) ► + info

1957     Makes his first solo exhibition in the "Sociedad Económica de Amigos del País" in Málaga.     (Málaga - Spain) ► + info

1957     Founded with other painters "Grupo Picasso" in Malaga     (Málaga - Spain) ► + info

1957     He collaborates regularly doing illustrations for poetry magazine Caracola .     (Málaga - Spain) ► + info

From 1959 To 1960     Fullfillment of conscription     (Spain) ► + info

1961     He moves to the small city of Hilden Gabelung in Germany, near Düsseldorf, and soon afterwards he is expelled from Germany for working illegally in a factory in Hilden.     (Hilden Gabelung - Germany) ► + info

1961     Returns the same year to Cologne, stages an exhibition in the Gallery Boisserée which receives good reviews from John Anthony Twailtes from the newspaper Deutsche Zeitung. From then on he settles in Cologne and later in Berlin, dedicating himself exclusively to painting.     (Köln - Germany) ► + info

1961     In Cologne he establishes contact with representatives of the group Fluxus and assists with the first happenings of Vostell. He makes friends with the musician Cornelius Cardew, for whom he illustrates the cover of the musical score of a concert. In 2008 he will create a large painting titled "¿ Quien mató a Cornelius Cardew?" (Who killed Cornelius Cardew) as tribute to Cardew's strange and tragic death in London.     (Köln - Germany) ► + info

1963     During a short visit to Málaga he meets the actor Anthony Quinn who buys many paintings and drawings and arranges an exhibition at the Gallery Forum in New York, where MOMA buys a drawing for its collection.     (Malaga - Spain) ► + info

1964     He moves to Rome and exhibits at Liberia Internazionale Terzo Mondo and Gallería Scorpio in Rome.     (Roma - Italy) ► + info

1964     He meets painter Emilio Vedova who buys a drawing.     (Roma - Italy) ► + info

1966     Returns to Spain, now residing in Málaga. He dedicates himself to painting, drawing and etching. Participates in the exhibition "Artistas Graficos Españoles" in the Modern Art Museum of Johannesburg, and represents Spain in the IX and X Biennal in Sao Paulo and also at the I, III, IV, and VI International Drawings Exhibition at Rijeka (Croatia)     (Malaga - Spain) ► + info

1969     He marries Margret Reimann, with whom he will have two children.     (Malaga - Spain) ► + info

From 1977 To 1979     After the death of dictator Franco and in the first constituent and democratic election in Spain in 1977, he was elected senator by the province of Malaga during the Constituent Legislature by the Democratic Senate (a candidacy of independent intellectuals) until 1979.     (Spain) ► + info

From 10.2.1982 To 17.2.1982     Exhibition at fair     (Madrid - Spain) ► + info

1983     He has a contract with Gallery Pierre Huber (Geneva) and presents a "one man show" for them at Basel Art Fair. There he meets writer and Nobel Prize winner Maria Vargas Llosa, who buys one of his paintings.     (Genève - Switzerland) ► + info

1983     Exhibition at fair     (Madrid - Spain) ► + info

1984     Exhibition at fair     (Madrid - Spain) ► + info

1985     Exhibition at fair     (Madrid - Spain) ► + info

1986     Exhibition at fair     (Madrid - Spain) ► + info

1987     Exhibition at fair     (Madrid - Spain) ► + info

1988     Exhibition at fair     (Madrid - Spain) ► + info

1989     Exhibition at fair     (Madrid - Spain) ► + info

1990     Exhibition at fair     (Madrid - Spain) ► + info

1991     Exhibition at fair     (Madrid - Spain) ► + info

1992     He opens another studio in Madrid, in the house where Cervantes was born and died, working between Málaga and Madrid     (Madrid - Spain) ► + info

1992     Exhibition at fair     (Madrid - Spain) ► + info

1993     Exhibition at fair     (Madrid - Spain) ► + info

1994     Exhibition at fair     (Madrid - Spain) ► + info

1995     Exhibition at fair     (Madrid - Spain) ► + info

1995     Creation of the group „Aorist“, with Theo Scherling, Hans Schnell, Norbert Käss     () ► + info

1996     At the Estampa art show the Albertina Museum buys three etchings.     (Madrid - Spain) ► + info

1996     Exhibition at fair     (Madrid - Spain) ► + info

1997     Exhibition at fair     (Madrid - Spain) ► + info

1998     Exhibition at fair     (Madrid - Spain) ► + info

1999     Exhibition at fair     (Madrid - Spain) ► + info

2000     Exhibition at fair     (Madrid - Spain) ► + info

2001     Exhibition at fair     (Madrid - Spain) ► + info

2002     Exhibition at fair     (Madrid - Spain) ► + info

2003     Exhibition at fair     (Madrid - Spain) ► + info

2004     Exhibition at fair     (Madrid - Spain) ► + info

2005     Exhibition at fair     (Madrid - Spain) ► + info

2006     Exhibition at fair     (Madrid - Spain) ► + info

24.3.2006     Honour     (Málaga - Spain) ► + info

2007     Exhibition at fair     (Madrid - Spain) ► + info

2008     Is invited to be featured artist at the III Beijing International Art Biennal in Peking     (Beijing - China) ► + info

From 13.2.2008 To 18.2.2008     Exhibition at fair     (Madrid - Spain) ► + info

2009     Exhibition at fair     (Madrid - Spain) ► + info

2010     Exhibition at fair     (Madrid - Spain) ► + info

2011     Exhibition at fair     (Madrid - Spain) ► + info

2012     Exhibition at fair     (Madrid - Spain) ► + info

31.3.2012     Honour     (Spain) ► + info

From 22.9.2015 To 25.9.2015     Exhibition at fair     (Matadero de Madrid - Madrid - Spain) ► + info

From 21.3.2017 To 25.3.2017     Exhibition at fair     (Hong Kong - Hong Kong) ► + info

5.6.2019     Debate     (Malaga - Spain) ► + info

From 19.9.2019 To 22.9.2019     Exhibition at fair     (Chicago - United States) ► + info

(Unknown date)     Exhibition at fair     () ► + info