Darío Villalba (San Sebastián, 1939) was a Spanish painter and photographer. He was one of the most prestigious Spanish artists in the international avant-garde of the second half of the 20th century, a precursor of the use of the photographic image as a pictorial material.
He began studying art in the San Fernando School of Fine Arts in Madrid, after abandoning his earlier studies of law and philosophy and letters. He then expanded his curriculum with drawing classes in Madrid’s Círculo de Bellas Artes, and in 1962 was awarded a scholarship to Harvard University. Five years later, he began travelling regularly to London, which would provide him with a rich seam of urban photographic images.
He has received diverse honors including the 1983 National Visual Arts Prize and the 2003 Medal of Merit in the Fine Arts. In 2002, he was elected a numerary member of the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando.
His work is part of prestigious collections, such as the Metropolitan Museum in New York, the Reina Sofía National Art Center Museum and the Spanish Abstract Art Museum in Cuenca, among others.
He passed away in Madrid in June 2018.
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|Nacimiento||San Sebastián, 1939|
|Título||Estampa contemporánea Darío Villalba Hombre brecha|
|Medidapapelaprox||760 x 560 mm|
|Técnica||Archivo creado de una fotografía, tratado por Photoshop|
|Colección||Colección de arte contemp, Fund. BBVA, Calcografía Nacional, 2003|
|More Information||Technical collaboration of Juan Carlos Melero Centro I+D de la Estampa Digital Calcografía Nacional. 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.|