Juan García Ripollés "Violinist"
Juan Garcia Ripollés, of Castellón born in Alzira (Valencia, Spain) in 1932, the death of his mother in childbirth took him to the capital of La Plana. The beginning of his life was not easy: he picked up horse dung, he was a scraper and a painter with a big brush, until he left for Paris in 1954. He wanted to be a painter. And that's where he got it. Four years after his arrival, he hung his paintings in the prestigious gallery Drouand David, the same one that had exposed to Picasso and Chagall. Since his return to Spain in the sixties, his workshop is nature. Nowadays, at the age of 80, it still looks like this: he paints in the orchard of his house in the small hamlet of Mas de Flors in Castellón. During the last five decades, his canvases and prints have been shown in the best galleries and museums of Amsterdam, New York, Tokyo or Beijing. Its large format sculptures have been installed in the parks and in the main streets and squares of Madrid, Seville, Valencia, Lisbon, Venice, Verona, Hertogenbosch or Beijing.
Hand-colored engraving, with printed text.
Measure: 27 x 18 cm (tread); 28 x 44 cm (paper); 37.5 x 54 cm (with frame).
Signed and Certified.