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Established Spanish painter and graphic artist Agustin Ubeda worked in a style full of lyricism, sensuality and irony, in which one can see the influence of Goya, of whom he was a self-proclaimed admirer.
Convinced that painting is both aesthetic and intellectual, Ubeda created artwork in a style that was unquestionably his, created with enjoyment and passion, at the edge of the trends in contemporary Spanish art, within which he stands out.
Ubeda was trained at the Escuela de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, Spain, and was granted a scholarship from the French Institute in Madrid that he used to travel to Paris, where he was profoundly influenced by Marc Chagall.
He returned to Spain and worked as a professor at his former school, the Escuela de San Fernando, where, until 1980, he was a professor in the Fine Arts department, becoming chair in 1987.
Ubeda’s work can be found in the Museums and Collections of:
Museo de la Ville de Geneva, Switzerland
Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, Madrid
Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
A detailed list is incorporated in the book on the artist which will be gifted with painting purchase.
Obituary from El Pais.com:
The painter and university professor Agustin Úbeda Manchego-Levers Moreno-Romero died Tuesday November 27, 2007 in Madrid, Spain at age 82.
Agustin Úbeda was a surrealist dream heavily loaded, which can be seen within the so-called Spanish school of Paris, one that spanned the second and third generations after the exile after the Civil War.
Great knowledge of art history and a man of broad culture, Úbeda created a personal symbology was an expression of lyricism, irony and tears, always with a mysterious aura.