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Luis Feito López

 (born 1929)
Luis Feito López is active/lives in New York, Quebec / Spain.  Luis Feito Lopez is known for abstract expressionist painting.

Luis Feito López

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Born in Madrid, Spain, in 1929, Luis Feito is a key figure in Spanish Abstract Expressionism.  He founded 'El Paso', the Madrid based collective of expressionists and informalists at the vanguard of Spanish art in the late 1950s.

Luis Feito's brief period as a figurative artist ended in the early 1950s, when, after discovering Cubism, he entered into the sphere of abstract art. In 1956, Feito was awarded a grant by the French government and moved to Paris, where he found inspiration in automatic art and L'Art Brut and Assemblage pioneered by artists such as Jean DuBuffet.

He began mixing sand with his thick oil paints and employing a reduced palette of black, white and ochre. In the early 1960s, Feito started to introduce a fourth, red, and his work slowly began more geometric. In 1981 he left Paris for Montreal, where he stayed until 1983, when he moved to New York.

Feito has been presented with the following AWARDS:
    1.    Comendador de las Artes y las Letras de Francia
    2.    Offical Order of Arts and Letters, France.
    3.    David Bright prize, XXX Venice Biennale.
    4.    U.M.A.M. Prize, I Paris Biennale.
    5.    II Mediterranean Art Biennale, Cairo/Athens.
    6.    I Mediterranean Art Biennale Alexandria.

Feito's work can be found in the following MUSEUMS and PRIVATE COLLECTIONS: - Musem of Alexandria. - Ateneum Meuseum, Helsinki, Finland. - Royal Museums, Belgium. - Mueum of Modern Art, Rome, Italy. - Museum of Modern Art, Rio de Janeiro, Briazil. - Museum of Fine Art, Montreal, Canada. - Guggenheim Foundation, New York, US. - Houston Museum, Houston, Texas. - Albright Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY. - Lisson Museum, Italy. - Gothenburg Museum, Gothenburg, Sweden. - National Museum of Modern Art, Paris, France. - Toronto Art Museum, Toronto, Canada. - Seattle Museum, Seattle, Washington. - Verviers Museum, Belgium. - Musuem of Modern Art, New York. - Cantini Museum, Marseille, France. - Chase Manhattan Bank, New York. - Museum of Abstract Art, Cuenca, Spain. - Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan. - Bridgestone Gallery, Tokyo. - Museum of Modern Art, Nagaoka, Japan. - Chaux-de-Fonds Museum, Switzerland. - Natinal Museum, Ottawa, Canada. - Baltimore Museum, Baltimore, US. - Tamayo Museum, Mexico City. - Halfa Museum, Israel - Fundacion Juan March, Madrid, Spain. - Patrimonio Nacional, Madrid.

"Luis Feito Biography", PicassoMio,

Biography from Auctionata
The Spanish artist Luis Feito López was born in Madrid in 1929, where he studied at the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de S. Fernando from 1950 to 1954.  Thanks to a grant from the Spanish and French state, he then went to Paris and met the Spanish avant-garde active in Paris.  As a result Luis Feito López and his fellow artists Antonio Saura, Manuel Rivera, Rafael Canogar and Manolo Millares founded the group ‘El Paso’ that followed the Spanish Art Informel.

After Paris, he moved to Montreal in 1981 and to New York in 1983, where he discovered his interest in sculpture.  In 1999 he finally returned to Madrid, where he has since been living and, in turn, in Paris. 

Luis Feito López’ oeuvre is devoted to the informal, gestural and partly geometric abstraction.  His early works were monochrome and linear compositions.  In the late 1950s he also worked with unusual materials such as sand.  In 1961 his works were first characterized through a strong shade of red that would later dominate his works from 1999 again.

A selection of Luis Feito López’ artistic output is represented in international museums, including the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid and the Ulster Museum in Belfast.

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Born:  1929 - Madrid, Spain
Known for:  abstract expressionist painting