Framed oil on canvas
Framed oil on canvas
Oil on canvas 24 x 19 ½ inches
Framed size 33 ¼ x 28 ½ inches
Signed & dated 1973 & verso
Manuel Trinidad was born in Granada (Spain) on July 22, 1936.
As an adolescent, he studied at the “Escuela de Artes y Oficios” (Fine Arts and Crafts School) in Granada, whilst his father was a member of the “Circulo Artistico de Granada” (Artistic Circle in Granada).
In 1948, he moved to Barcelona where he worked and attended the “Escuela de Bellas Artes de San Jordi” (San Jordi School of Fine Arts).
All the tumultuous events surrounding his early life strongly influenced his interest in surrealism and gave him the opportunity to get familiar with the works of Magritte, Tanguy, de Chirico, and others. In 1956, he moved to Caracas, Venezuela where he worked as an architecture sketcher with Carlos Raul Villanueva at Universidad Central de Venezuela, but all the while he continued painting. In 1964, he decided to switch to painting professionally. In 1967, he organized his first one-man show exhibition at Galeria Arte Moderno (Caracas-Paris). From then on, he organized many solo exhibitions and participated in various group exhibitions in different cities such as New York, Paris, and Madrid.
He returned to Barcelona in 1970, contacted local artists and studied graphic arts at Joan Miro’s studios. In 1978, he moved to Paris but also worked in Madrid and Barcelona.
Manuel’s work has always attracted admiration of critics and collectors worldwide for both for its sheer quality and his sense of invention.
He exhibited in the following Exhibitions:
1967 One-man show exhibition at Galeria Arte Moderno (Caracas – Paris)
1968 First one-man show and group exhibition at Burrell Galleries, NY
1969-1972 Group exhibition and permanent exhibition at La Boetie Gallery, Helen Serger, Madison Ave NY
1970 Solo exhibitions Galeria Trece, Barcelona, Spain, Galeria Velazquez, Madrid, Spain
1971-1972Group exhibitions at Sarrio, Gaspar, and Adria in Barcelona
1973 Group exhibition at Reese Palley, Atlantic City, New Jersey, and New York, Group exhibition at Helen Serger La Boetie Gallery, NY, Solo exhibition at Galeria Arte Moderno (Caracas-Paris), Group exhibition at Reese Palley, Phoenix and NY, Solo exhibition – Iolas Velazco, Madrid, Spain, Solo exhibition – Galeria Sarrio, Barcelona, Spain
1973-1980 Solo and permanent exhibition – Helen Serger La Boetie, NY
1973-1974 Group exhibitions at the Miami Art Center, Pacific Science Center, The California Museum of Science and Museum of Atlanta
1975 Solo exhibition at Galeria Acquavella (Caracas-NY)
Group exhibitions organized by Joanne Lupton and Ruder Fine Art New York at Museum of Hartford, Boston Museum, Chicago Museum, Toronto Museum, and Minneapolis Museum
Group exhibitions in Paris and Geneva
1977 Solo exhibition at Galeria Acquavella (Caracas-NY)
1978 Solo exhibition – Galeria Isy Brachot, Paris, France
1978-1979 Exhibition at La Boetie Gallery, NY, Group exhibitions organized by A. Baxer at FIAC, Paris Solo exhibition at La Curia du Louvre, Paris, Solo exhibition at Galeria Arte Moderno (Caracas-Paris)
1980-1981 Group exhibition titled “Surrealism in Europe” at Menuspresse Gallery, Sttutgart; Contemporary Gallery, Geneva; and Kutter Gallery, Luxembourgh; Galeria Juana Murdo, Madrid
1982 Group exhibition at FIAC, Paris, represented by A. Baxer
1988 Solo exhibition at Galeria Flat’s, Caracas
1991 Solo exhibition – Galerie Verdaine, Geneva, Switzerland, Group exhibition at Galerie Les Cinq Lieus, Geneva
1992 Solo exhibition – Arnold Herstand, NY, Group exhibitions in Europe
Solo exhibition titled “25 Years of Encounter” at Galeria Flat’s, Caracas
1993-1994 Permanent exhibitions and group exhibitions at America’s Collection, Miami
1994 Galeria Fauna’s Madrid, Spain
1996-1997 Group exhibitions at La Curia du Louvre, Paris-Lyon-Montpelier-Aix en Provence
1998-1999 Group exhibition at FIAC, Paris Permanent exhibition at Galerias Dada, Zurich-Geneva-Caracas
1999-2002 Group exhibitions at Galeria Najera and Galeria Fine Art, Madrid
2003 Solo exhibition- Galeria Najera, Madrid, Spain
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