Antonio Quesada Porto
(1932 - 2015)
Antonio Quesada Porto was active/lived in Spain. Antonio Quesada Porto is known for semi-abstract landscape and townscape painting.
Antonio Quesada Porto was born in Orense in 1932. He was a member of the most extensive family of artists in Spain and was considered self-taught. As a civil servant of the State his job in 1953 determined his residence in Zamora where he met the painter Antonio Pedrero and poets Claudius Rodriguez and Hilario Tundidor.
In 1962 he participated in a collective exhibition of Orense artists in Madrid which attracts critical attention. With his brother Jaime he travels through Europe and has exhibitions in Paris and in numerous cities of Europe and later in the USA in Chicago.
In 1966 he moved to Vigo. In 1970 he won the prize "Quiñones de León", with a landscape that includes the earth from an aerial perspective. He also won the Silver Medal in the Biennial of Pontevedra in 1971, and a bronze in the Triennial of Santiago de Compostela in 1973. In the same year the city of La Corunna acquired a landscape for the City Museum.
He continued winning collective contests. He won the first prize of the Biennial of the Edge, in Toledo, and the special prize in the National Painting Biennial of Zamora.
He exhibited in exhibitions in all of Galicia and in Madrid, where he was reviewed by the critic Santiago Amón.
The work of Antonio Quesada is represented in all the museums of Galicia and many other Spanish provinces, as well as in institutional and private collections of Spain, Europe and America.
Translated and edited from the Spanish for Daniel Pierre McClenaghan, who submitted the information.