Manolo Millares

1926, Las Palmas, Spain – 1972, Madrid, Spain


Wounded in Peace, 1964/1965

Mixed media on canvas, 101 x 82 cm

Acquisition: Gift

Reference: 01664



Self-taught as an artist, Millares was introduced to Surrealism in 1948. In 1953, he moved to Madrid and became an abstract painter. In 1957, Millares along with other artists founded the avant-garde group El Paso (The Step) in Madrid. The members of El Paso at the time of signing the manifesto and in their first exhibitions as a group were the painters Rafael Canogar, Luis Feito, Juana Francés, Manolo Millares, Manuel Rivera, Antonio Suárez, Antonio Saura and the sculptor Pablo Serrano. After showing his work in San Pablo in 1957, Millares’ work was introduced to the United States in 1958.[2] He attained an international reputation by the early 1960s, and had a solo show at the Pierre Matisse Gallery in New York in 1961.

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