Juan Ismael

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Juan Ismael
Born (1907-12-19)19 December 1907
La Oliva, Fuerteventura
Died 24 August 1981(1981-08-24) (aged 73)
Las Palmas, Gran Canaria
Nationality Spanish
Known for Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Photography, Ceramics, Poetry, Essays
Movement Surrealism

Juan Ismael (19 December 1907, La Oliva - 24 August 1981, Las Palmas) was a Spanish multidisciplinary artist, commemorated by the Juan Ismael Arts Centre in Puerto del Rosario.[1]

Early life[edit]

Juan Ismael was born in La Oliva, Fuerteventura, but family moved to Tenerife when he was a child. He received artistic training at the Escuelas de Artes y Oficios de Santa Cruz until he was 16.

He moved to work in a photographic laboratory in Las Palmas at 20 years old, on the death of his father. That was where he acquired his photographic skill.[2]

Spain[edit]

At 20, he came into contact with the Luján Pérez school, a laboratory of artistic experimentation. He moved to the Spanish mainland and was linked with the intense cultural life of the 1930s and 40s in Madrid and Barcelona. He attended classes on ceramics and painting.[2]

Paintings[edit]

Here are two examples of his style. They have been sold at auction recently.[3]

La Barca de las Llaves, 1970[edit]

Pintura Metaffisica, 1935[edit]

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