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Jose Caballero Abstract

José Caballero was born in Huelva in 1915. In 1930 he moved to Madrid to study industrial engineering. At the same time, he gave painting classes in the studio of Daniel Vázquez Díaz, who convinced him to give up his engineering studies and enter the San Fernando Academy of Fine Arts. Through Vázquez Díaz he met Lorca, who invited him to join his intellectual circle and introduced him to artists such as Neruda and Alberti, for whom he created designs and drawings to illustrate their works. The post-war years marked the start of a difficult period for Caballero, and he eked out a living making film and stage sets. In 1950 he held his first solo exhibition in the Galería Clan, and in 1957 he met Picasso and Miró in Nice. His work was featured in various international biennials and competitions (Pittsburgh, Venice, Sao Paulo, Basle…), and he held numerous one-man exhibitions in Spain, Europe and America. He died in Madrid in 1991. A great example of the artist’s abstract work. Oil on canvas signed Caballero and titled Roma 67.