Rafael CANOGAR


CATALOG  |  BIOGRAPHY
Born: 1935, Toledo, Spanish.
Education: Between 1949 and 1954 he studied with the painter Daniel Vázquez Díaz. Then, between 1957 and 1960 he was a founding member of the El Paso group.
Experience: He held various positions, such as: Member of the Board of Directors of the Fine Arts Circle of Madrid (between 1983 and 1986), Member of the Advisory Board of the General Directorate of Fine Arts of the Ministry of Culture (in the periods 1981-1982 and 1983- 1984), Member of the Board of Directors of the National Heritage (between 1984-1987) and formed part, since 1998, of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando.

Shows: He participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions in different parts of the world. In 1960 he participated in an exhibition of New Spanish Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York. National Museum of Contemporary Art, Madrid (1971) and exhibitions in the Chambers of the Ministry of Culture, of the National Library of Madrid (1982).

Awards:  Paleta de Oro at the International Painting Festival, Cagnes-Sur-Mer (1969), Bienal Prize of Sao Paulo, Brazil (1971 and 1972), the "Golden Sun" (1972), Grand Prize of the International Triennial of Painting, Sofia (1982), National Prize of Plastic Arts, Madrid (1982), Chevalier L`Orde des Arts et Lettres, France (1985), Commendation of the Order of Isabel La Católica, Madrid (1991), Full Member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando, Madrid (1998). Tomislav Krizman Award of Honor of the second triennial of graphic work in Croatia, Prize Gerión 2001 of the Point of the Arts to the Group El Paso; In 2002 he was awarded the Gold Medal of the Community of Castilla La Mancha, Francisco Tomás Prieto Prize and in 2003 the Gold Medal of Merit in the Fine Arts. Appointed Doctor Honoris Causa by the U.N.E.D. in 2001; and in 2002 he was named "Favorite Son of the City of Toledo".

Collection: His works appear in numerous museums and public collections around the world, among others: Carnegie Institute Pittsburgh, U.S.A; Galleria Civica D'Arte Moderna, Turin, Italy; Barcelona Contemporary Art Museum; Spanish Museum of Contemporary Art, Madrid; Museum of Abstract Spanish Art, Cuenca; Haags Gemeentemuseum, Lahaya, The Netherlands; Mills College Art Gallery, Oakland, California, U.S.A .; Goteborg Kunstmuseum, Sweden; Museum of Modern Art of Caracas, Venezuela; Museum Of Modern Art, New York, U.S.A .; Pasadena Art Museum, California, U.S.A .; Amon Carter Museum of Western Art, Texas. USES.; Grunwald Graphic Arts Foundation, U.C.L.A., Los Angeles, U.S.A.; Museum of Contemporary Art, Skopje, Yugoslavia; Stiftung Preubischer Kulturbesitz-Staatliche Museum, Berlin, Germany; Di Storia Dell'Arte Institute, Universita Degli Studi, Parma, Italy; Museum of Contemporary Art De Villafames Castellon; Museum of Contemporary Art of the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil; Museum of Contemporary Art of Seville; Municipal Museum of Fine Arts, Bilbao; Collection Of Art Of The Twentieth Century. Medellin Colombia; Hamburg Kunsthalle, Germany; XX Century Collection., Alicante.