(1930 - 1998)
Antonio Saura was active/lived in Spain. Antonio Saura is known for abstract, surrealist painting, writing.
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Biography Antonio Saura
Antonio Saura was a Spanish artist and writer, one of the major post-war painters to emerge in Spain in the fifties whose work has marked several generations of artists and whose critical voice is often remembered.
He began painting and writing in 1947 in Madrid while suffering from tuberculosis, having already been confined to his bed for five years. In his beginnings he created numerous drawings and paintings with a dreamlike surrealist* character that most often represented imaginary landscapes, employing a flat smooth treatment that offers a rich palette of colors. He claimed Hans Arp and Yves Tanguy as his artistic influences.
He stayed in Paris in 1952 and in 1954-1955 during which he met Benjamin Péret and associa
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