Gustavo Torner (Cuenca, 1925) is a Spanish painter and sculptor.
He studied Forestry Technical Engineering, profession that he practiced and that later, and for his magnificent gifts as a draftsman, led him to make sheets of botany that influenced what would later be his artistic career.
It is part of the so-called "Cuenca school" along with other artists such as Gerardo Rueda and Fernando Zóbel. With this last one it founds the Museum of Spanish Abstract Art of Cuenca in 1966.
Among his numerous exhibitions, he highlights his collaboration in the design of spaces such as some rooms in the Museo del Prado or the stained-glass windows in Cuenca's cathedral.
His work can be seen, among many other places, at the Reina Sofía Art Center in Madrid, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Madrid or the Museum of Spanish Abstract Art in Cuenca.
He is a member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando, and has been awarded the Grand Cross of Isabel La Católica, the encomienda and the Grand Cross of the Civil Order of Alfonso X el Sabio, the Gold Medal at Merit in the Fine Arts and many other distinctions. In addition, in 2016, in recognition of his artistic work, he received the National Graphic Art Award from the National Chalcography.
He is considered a self-taught artist, which is part of the so-called "Cuenca school" along with other artists such as Gerardo Rueda and Fernando Zóbel. With this last one it founds the Museum of Spanish Abstract Art of Cuenca in 1966.
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|Título||Estampa contemporánea Gustavo Torner Columna Brancusi|
|Medidapapelaprox||745 x 560 mm|
|Técnica||Aguafuerte y aguatinta|
|Colección||Colección de arte contemp, Fund. BBVA, Calcografía Nacional, 2004|
|More Information||Technical collaboration of Beatriz E. Medina. The print is signed and numbered by the author. The number on the purchased artwork may differ from the photograph.|
|Warning||Size of each artwork may vary in millimeters.|