Gregorio Prieto, Paintings and Drawings (Signed copy)
Signed with doodle by Gregorio Prieto in 1947
First edition, hardback in dustwrapper. 25.5 × 19cm, 11pp + 47 pages of plates.
A study of the English based Spanish artist, Gregorio Prieto. He was born in Valdepeñas (Ciudad Real) in 1897. He trained at the San Fernando Academy of Fine Arts. In 1925 he obtained a scholarship to continue his studies in France and Belgium, where he came into contact with the artistic movements of the time. In 1928 he was awarded a grant to study in Rome; during this period he worked with Eduardo Chicharro and met artists such as De Chirico and Alberto Moravia. He returned to Spain in 1931, where he became associated with the members of the Generation of 1927, and particularly with Lorca and Alberti. He took part in international exhibitions and his reputation spread. In 1939 he moved to London where he struck up friendship with Luis Cernuda. In 1945 he took part in the launch of Postism. In 1947 he returned to Spain, where he was the subject of an exhibition by the Museum of Modern Art. From that point on he embarked on an artistic period marked by colour and collage, and the landscapes of La Mancha. He died in Valdepeñas in 1992.
This book is illustrated with 47 pages of plates, including his paintings of Federico Garcia Lorca and Winston Churchill, and his pen and ink drawings.
The book is in good condition, with some crinkling where bound in, and a 14.5cm horizontal closed tear to plate 22/23 but not affecting the image. The dustwrapper is a chipped and creased to the top edge but is in generally sound condition.