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Jose Barbeta

 (1945 - 2005)
Jose Barbeta was active/lived in Spain.  Jose Barbeta is known for painting.

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Jose Barbeta


Biography from Kavanaugh Art Gallery

Born on October 1, 1945 in Valencia, Spain,  Jose Sanchez describes himself as a representational landscape painter of landscapes, flowers and houses.  With special love for landscape, he strives to paint landscape with another light, with different atmosphere, with the appearance of not being trod upon.

He attended the Art and Crafts School in Valencia from 1960 to 1965.  He received a Certificate of Success in Art from the Fine Arts High School of San Carlos in Valencia, which he attended from 1967 to 1972.  He attended college at the National School in Paterna, Valencia from 1953 to 1964.

Jose Barbera began to paint at the age of ten.  In 1957, he began his formal training in art, due to the artistic ambiance that surrounded him. During his education and training, he studied under the Spanish professors, Mr. Genaro La Huerta and Mr. Santiago Rodriguez. Barbera began painting professionally when he completed his school training in 1973.

Since this time he has exhibited in galleries, including Sala Ticiano, Valencia in 1977, Galeriea San Horge, Alcoy, Alicante in 1980, Galeria Bachiller, Valencia in 1983, Galeria Ingres, Madrid in 1984, Galeria Gabarro, Sabadell, Barcelona in 1986, Galeria De Arte, Zaragoza in 1987, Galeria Belles Artes, Gijon, Asturias in 1988 and Galeria San Jorg, Alcoy, Alicante in 1990.

Awards received by "Barbera" include Premio Bienal De Pintura, Moncada, Barcelona, Premio Caja De Ahorros, Segorbe, Castellon, Premio Ayuntamiento De Castellon, Madalla Al Merito Del Ministerio De Informacion, Y Turismo de Madrid, 1 Premio Tema Local, Paterna, Valencia, 1 Premio Pintura Caja De Ahorros Onteniente, Valencia. The Town Hall in Paterna, Valencia displays the work of "Barbera".

The works of José Barbera are in private collections throughout America, Japan, Saudi Arabia, and Holland.

A list of "Barbera" collectors includes Prince Fahd Bin Salman Bi Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia, individuals from the Manama, Babrain, Japan, and Holland, among other important business people throughout the world.

Publications that have featured this artist includes:  The Levante Newspaper, Valencia, 1978; The Provincias Newspaper, Valencia, 1980; The Diario Dieciseis Newspaper, Madrid, 1983;  "Barbera" is also featured in the Dictionartio Pintores Y Escultores Espaniles Siglo XX, an artist reference book, which was published in Madrid in 1994.

Jose Barbera is married with two children. Barbera's father, Jose Barbera, who was born in 1920 was also an artist, heir and pupil of the Valencian landscape artist of the 20th Century, Genaro Lahuerta and Francisco Lozano.

Barbera, with his landscapes, is immersed in depicting the seasons and, using subtle tones of chromatic colors, ever searches for poetic synthesis, transmitting light into his works.  He works with space and themes of confronting man with nature. 

He naturally allows sprouting vegetation to cover the distance between the blue of the sky or water.  Deserted beaches like the Patacona or the Malvarrosa, where the clarity is often altered by the fog, prove to be inspirational locales for the painter. Barbera works there to escape from the aggressiveness of the modern world.  He says: "I look for the intimacy, and capture what I see through the sieve of my mind using my eyes, trying to portray the simplicity I perceive."

Not only is the sea, the beach or the Mediterranean coast an area that draws this artist, but inside his native town of Paternal, he also stops and analyzes the earth, buildings, the cave, and deserted views of Lliria and Pedralba, the predominately unirrigated Valencian land.


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About  Jose Barbeta

Born:  1945 - Valencia Spain
Died:   2005 - Spain
Known for:  painting