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  • Premios concedidos a Antonio López

    AWARDS AND HONOURS: 1949 Provincial Painting Awards from Educación y Descanso, Ciudad Real ​ 1950 Special Award (Artistic Drawing) from the School of Arts and Crafts, Madrid ​ 1950–51 Prize for Drawing from the Antique and of Drapery, Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando, Madrid Drawing Prize, Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando, Madrid ​ 1951–52 Prize for Life Drawing, First Course at the Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando, Madrid Carmen del Río’s Painting Award at the Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando, Madrid ​ 1952–53 Estado’s Award for Colouring and Composition, First Course at the Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando, Madrid Carmen del Río’s Painting Award at the Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando, Madrid ​ 1953–54 Madrigal’s Award for Colouring and Composition, Second Course at the Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando, Madrid Bursary Award El Paular for the Course of Landscape at the Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando, Madrid ​ 1955 Travel Grant to Italy from the Ministry of Education (III National Competition for Plastic Artists), Spain ​ 1957 Jaén County Council Award from the National Exhibition of Fine Arts, Spain ​ 1958 Molino de Plata Award from the Regional Exhibition of Valdepeñas, Spain Still Life Award from the Fundación Rodríguez Acosta, Granada, which consisted in a travel bursary that he used to visit Greece Travel bursary from the Ministry of Education, Spain, which he used to travel to Rome ​ 1959 Molino de Plata Award from the Regional Exhibition of Valdepeñas, Spain ​ 1961 Scholarship from the Fundación Juan March, Spain ​ 1965 National Architecture Prize, Spain, shared with the Architect Heliodoro Dols given it was a joint work ​ 1974 Prize of the City of Darmstadt, Germany ​ 1983 Pablo Iglesias Award, Madrid Gold Medal of Merit in the Fine Arts, Spain ​ 1985 Prince of Asturias Award for the Arts, Ministry of Culture, Spain Golden ABC, Madrid ​ 1986 Gold Medal of Castilla La Mancha, Spain ​ 1990 Gold Medal of the Community of Madrid, Spain ​ 1992 Tomás Francisco Prieto Award from the Mint House, Madrid ​ 2003 Prize of Plastic Arts and Architecture of El Mundo and the Community of Castilla La Mancha ​ 2004 Medal of Honour from the Menéndez Pelayo International University City of Alcala de Henares Award for the Arts, Spain ​ 2006 Velázquez Prize for Plastic Arts, Ministry of Culture, Spain ​ 2009 Penagos Drawing Prize of the Mapfre Foundation, Madrid ​ 2010 Gold Medal of the City Council of Madrid ​ 2011 Doctor Honoris Causa Degree by the University of Navarra ​ 2012 Prince of Viana Award of Culture, Navarra International Medal of Arts of the Community of Madrid ​ 2013 Honorary Member of the University Faculty of Arts, University of Alcalá, Madrid ​ 2014 Doctor Honoris Causa Degree by the University of Murcia 2014 Rosa d’Oro della Milanesiana Award, Milan, Italy ​ 2015 Medal of the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Seville 2015 Fuera de Serie Arts Award, Expansión, Spain Raíces de Europa Award, Spain ​ 2017 Gold Medal of the Reial Cercle Artístic de Barcelona, Spain Honorary Academician of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Carlos, Valencia Averroes Gold Award City of Córdoba 2017 to the Arts, Spain ​ 2018 Doctor Honoris Causa Degree by the Universidad Complutense, Madrid Medal of Honor by the University Carlos III, Madrid Honour Member of the Association of Architecture of Madrid (COAM) ​ 2019 Fundación de Fomento Europeo Prize, Barcelona ​ 2020 Award Florencio Galindo de las Letras, Ávila ​ 2021 Honour Member of the Institución Gran Duque de Ávila, Diputación de Ávila 2022 XVI Sport Cultura Barcelona Awards, Fundación RBA, Barcelona ​ ​ [July, 2022]

  • Antonio López Web Oficial

    ANTONIO LOPEZ ​ OFFICIAL WEB ​ Property of Antonio López Studio ​ ​ This website and the images of the works of Antonio López and María Moreno included therein are owned by their respective authors. Reproduction, distribution, public communication, making available to the public, transformation or any other act of exploitation of this website and its images, as well as the inclusion of hyperlinks to the website, if they are not limited solely to access to its main page, are strictly forbidden. For the reproduction, distribution, public communication, making them available to the public or any other act of exploitation of the works of Antonio López or of María Moreno it is necessary to address previously to the Visual Entity of Management of Plastic Artists, VEGAP (www to obtain the required license ​ This website only collects data to analyze the use of our website by visitors. This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc., located in Delaware at 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View (California), CA 94043, United States . The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be directly transmitted and stored by Google on its servers in the United States. Google will use this information on our behalf for the purpose of knowing your use of the website, compiling reports on the activity and providing other services related to the activity of the web and the use of the Internet. Google may transmit such information to third parties when permitted by law, or when such third parties process the information on behalf of Google. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. By using this website you consent to the processing of information by Google in the manner and for the purposes indicated above. By clicking "ACEPTO", you accept the use of these cookies, unless you decide to deactivate them. Please note that if you delete or disable our cookies you may experience interruptions or limitations in the functionality of certain areas of the website. ​ I AGREE

  • Acceso a obras de Antonio López en distintas colecciones

    Engravings of Antonio López, Images Gallery CONTACT

  • Digigrafias de obras de Antonio López

    Digigraphies after works by Antonio López Gran Vía, 2019, 85 x 78 cm, ed. of 365 + 10 AP. Madrid from Torres Blancas, 2013, 61 x 46 cm, ed. of 100 + 10 AP. Sleeping Carmen , 2011, 43 x 35.6 cm, ed. of 150 +15 AP. Red Roses, 2011, 41.3 x 32.6 cm, ed. of 150 + 15 AP. Washbasin and mirror , 2011, 61 x 71 cm, ed. of 150 + 15 AP. Lucio's Terrace , 2011, 83 x 43 cm, ed. of 150 + 15 AP. Vase with flowers and wall, 2011, 41 x 43 cm, ed. of 150+15AP. Maria , 2011, 48.5 x 61 cm, ed. of 150 + 15 AP. Autumn of 61 , 2013, 61 x 41.8 cm, ed. of 100 + 10 AP. Violets , 2011, 34.6 X 43cm, ed. of 150 + 15 AP. Red Roses 2010 , 2013, 57.3 x 46 cm, ed. of 100 + 10 AP. Quince Tree , 2011, 72.6 x 61 cm, ed. of 150 + 15 AP. CONTACT

  • Contacto con el Estudio de Antonio López

    ​ NOTICE OF SUSPENSION OF THE WORKSHOPS: ​ Because the workshops taught by Antonio have been suspended with no scheduled restart date, this website will no longer provide information or notices about any possible specific course that may arise in the future. ​ If a workshop isgiven, the organization would announce it by its means and not through this website.

  • Otras webs relacionadas con Antonio López

    INTERACTIVE MAP Click on the map browser to see the points from which Antonio has painted his views of Madrid and Tomelloso; as well as the location of his monumental sculptures in different locations. Currently only views of Madrid are available, as well as its monumental sculptures scattered throughout Spain. ​

  • Exposición virtual de la obra de Antonio López

    CONTACT Jarra y pan, 1949 lápiz sobre papel adherido a tabla, 39,1 x 26,3 cm Niño con tirador, 1953 óleo sobre lienzo, 94,5 x 130 cm Mujeres mirando los aviones, 1953-54 óleo sobre lienzo, 147 x 114 cm Los novios, 1955 óleo sobre lienzo, 120 x 104 cm, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid. 50's Sinforoso y Josefa, 1955 óleo sobre lienzo, 62,5 x 88,5 cm Mujeres en diálogo, 1955-56 óleo sobre lienzo, 100 x 128 cm, Museo Provincial de Jaén. Mis padres, 1955-56 óleo sobre lienzo encolado a tabla, 87,3 x 103,9 cm, Centre Pompidou, París. Mesa en la Nochebuena, 1957 óleo sobre lienzo, 75,5 x 98,5 cm 50s, travels and solo show Cuatro mujeres, 1957 carboncillo sobre papel encolado a tabla, 100 x 200 cm, Niña muerta 1957 óleo sobre lienzo, 90 x 105 cm, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston En la cocina, 1958 óleo sobre lienzo, 110 x 140 cm Cabeza griega y vestido azul, 1958 (intervenido 2011), óleo sobre tablex, 74,2 x 97,5 cm La novia, 1959 óleo sobre lienzo, 85 x 100 cm Francisco Carretero y Antonio López Torres conversando, 1959, óleo sobre tabla, 70 x 96 cm 50s, sculpture. Paseo del cementerio, 1959 óleo sobre tabla, 49 x 65 cm Mujer en la playa, 1959 carboncillo y lápiz sobre papel encolado a tabla, 103 x 184 cm, Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes, Valdepeñas. Mujer durmiendo, 1960-61 bronce, 121 x 20,5 cm x 12 cm, ed. de 9, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Caracas El Campo del Moro, 1960 óleo sobre tabla, 122 x 244 cm 60's, reality Madrid, 1960 óleo sobre tabla, 122 x 244 cm Calle de Santa Rita. Tomelloso, 1961 óleo sobre tabla, 62 x 88,5 cm Busto de Mari, 1961-62, bronce, 36,5 x 38 x 22,7 cm, 2/9, Col. Caja de Burgos Otoño en Tomelloso, 1961 óleo sobre tabla, Membrillero, 1961 óleo sobre tabla, 49,5 x 50 cm Mari en Embajadores, 1962 óleo sobre tabla, 80 x 75 cm La fresquera, 1962 madera policromada, 58,5 x 94 cm, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Madrid desde el Cerro del Tío Pío, 1962-63, óleo sobre tabla, 101,7 x 129,5 cm Mujer durmiendo, 1963 madera policromada 121 x 205 x 12 cm, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid. Perro muerto, 1963 óleo sobre tabla, 73 x 100 cm, Fundació Sorigué, Lérida. El manzano, 1963 óleo sobre lienzo, 89 x 116 cm Atocha, 1964, óleo sobre tabla, 95 x 105 cm, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston La percha, 1964, madera y poliéster policromados, 147 x 126 x 28 cm, Museum of FIne Arts, Boston La aparición, 1964-65, madera policromada, 54,5 x 80,2 x 13,6 cm, Museum of Modern Art, Nueva York (MoMA). Nevera de hielo, 1966 óleo sobre tabla, 117 x 142 cm 60's, bathrooms Lavabo y espejo, 1967 óleo sobre tabla, 98 x 83,5 cm, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Eva, 1967 lápiz sobre papel,18 x 24 cm Mujer en la bañera, 1968 óleo sobre tabla, 107 x 166 cm Ropa en remojo, 1968 óleo sobre tabla, 80,5 x 74 cm 60's, gallery and exhibitions El jardín de atrás, 1969 óleo sobre tabla, 86,5 x 100 cm Elena Cárdenas con su hijo, 1969 lápiz sobre papel, 21 x 16 cm Interior del baño, 1969 lápiz sobre papel encolado a tabla, 49 x 34 cm Estudio con tres puertas, 1969-70 lápiz sobre papel encolado a tabla, 98 x 113 cm, Fundació Sorigué, Lérida. El mar, 1970 óleo sobre lienzo encolado a tabla, 73 x 100 cm. Mari en la clínica, 1970 lápiz sobre papel, 46 x 63 cm La vitrina, 1970 lápiz sobre papel, 50 x 42,5 cm Membrillero de Ciudad Florida, 1970 lápiz sobre papel, 68 x 83,5 cm Madrid hacia el Observatorio,1965-70 óleo sobre tabla, 122 x 244 cm Carmencita con abrigo negro, 1966-70 óleo sobre tabla, 42 x 57 cm Centro de Restauración, 1969-70 lápiz sobre papel encolado a tabla, 84,7 x 100,5 cm 70s, windows. Ventana de noche, 1971-75-80 óleo sobre tabla, 120 x 81 cm Cuarto de baño, 1970-73 lápiz sobre papel encolado a tabla, 244 x 122 cm, Fundació Sorigué, Lérida. Cuarto de baño, 1971 lápiz sobre papel encolado a tabla, 75,5 x 65,5 cm Mujer en la bañera, 1971 lápiz sobre papel, 52 x 70 cm Restos de comida, 1971 lápiz sobre papel, 42 x 54 cm, Baltimore Museum of Art, Maryland. Mari en la clínica comiendo, 1971 lápiz sobre papel encolado a tabla, 62 x 74,5 cm Emilio y Angelines, 1961-65-72 óleo sobre tabla y lápiz sobre papel, 107,8 x 98,6 cm El metro, 1970-72 óleo sobre tabla, 97 x 122 cm Habitación en Tomelloso, 1971-72 lápiz sobre papel encolado a tabla, 81 x 69 cm Conejo desollado, 1972 óleo sobre tabla, 53 x 60,5 cm La cicatriz, 1972 lápiz sobre papel, 25 x 36,5 cm María, 1972 lápiz sobre papel encolado a tabla, 70,1 x 53,3 cm Casa de Antonio López Torres,1972-80 lápiz sobre papel, 82 x 68 cm Cocina en Tomelloso, 1975-80 lápiz sobre papel encolado a tabla, 74 x 61 cm Vallecas, 1977-80 óleo sobre lienzo encolado a tabla, 105 x 130,5 cm 80s. Calle de la Feria, 1980 óleo sobre lienzo Calle de Tomelloso, 1980 lápiz sobre cartulina, 51 x 73 cm Gran Vía, 1974-81 óleo sobre tabla, 93,5 x 90,5 cm Ventana por la tarde, 1974-82 óleo sobre tabla, 141 x 124 cm Madrid desde Torres Blancas, 1974-82 óleo sobre tabla, 156,8 x 244,9 cm Rosas blancas, 1982 óleo sobre lienzo, 49,7 x 47 cm Rosa roja, 1982 óleo sobre lienzo, 63,4 x 68 cm Francisco 1, 1985 lápiz sobre papel, 203 x 101 cm Manuel, 1985 lápiz sobre papel basik guarro, 185 x 92 cm Madrid sur, 1965-1985, óleo sobre tabla, 153 x 244 cm, Col. Masaveu Tomelloso, una calle de las afueras, 1986, lápiz sobre papel, 51 x 57,5 cm Francisco Carretero,1961-87 óleo sobre tabla, 93 x 78,8 cm Frutas y verduras, 1988 lápiz sobre papel, 73 x 87 cm Membrillos, granadas y cabeza de conejo, 1988, lápiz sobre cartulina, 73 x 87 cm Membrillero, 1989 lápiz sobre papel, 41 x 51 cm Ciruelo, 1989 lápiz sobre cartulina, 73 x 87 cm Rosas rosas, 1989 óleo sobre lienzo, 53 x 47 cm 90s Árbol de membrillo, 1990 lápiz sobre papel, 104 x 120 cm Membrillero, 1992 óleo sobre lienzo, 105 x 119,5 cm Terraza de Lucio, 1961-92 óleo sobre tabla, 172 x 207 cm. Lilas, 1992 acuarela sobre papel, 53 x 68 cm. El Campo del Moro, 1990-94 óleo sobre lienzo encolado a tabla, 190 x 245 cm Nevera nueva, 1991-94 óleo sobre lienzo, 240 x 190 cm Hombre y Mujer, 1968-86-94 madera policromada, H: 195 cm / M: 169 cm. Museo Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid. Calabazas, 1994-95 lápiz sobre papel, 72,7 x 90,8 cm, Fundación ICO, Madrid. Afueras de Madrid desde el Cerro Almodóvar, 1991-96, óleo sobre lienzo, 180 x 180 cm Madrid desde Capitán Haya, 1987-96 óleo sobre lienzo encolado a tabla, 184 x 245 cm, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid. Rosas, 1996 óleo sobre lienzo, 54 x 51,1 cm. 2000s decade Retrato de sus Majestades los Reyes de España D. Juan Carlos y Doña Sofía, 1999-2001, bronce, 250 cm alto. Co-autoría con Julio y Francisco López Hernández, Hombre, 2003 bronce, 193 x 63 x 37,5 cm Hombre, 2003 bronce, 193 x 63 x 37,5 cm Madrid desde la torre de bomberos de Vallecas, 1990-2006, óleo sobre lienzo, 250,5 x 406 cm, Fundación Especial Caja de Madrid en depósito en la Asamblea de la Comunidad de Madrid. Dibujo de escultura "Hombre andando" 2007, lápiz rojo, grafito y collage sobre papel, 185 x 110,5 cm Rosas de Ávila, 2007 óleo sobre lienzo, 53 x 50 cm Rosas rojas, 2007 óleo sobre papel, 21 x 29,5 cm Rosas, 2007 óleo sobre lienzo, 50 x 47 cm Rosas rosas, 2007 óleo sobre lienzo, 51 x 48 cm Rosas de Ávila II, 2008 óleo sobre lienzo, 53 x 50 cm El día y La noche, 2008 bronce, aprox 300 cm y 320 cm de alto Rosas de Ávila III, 2009 óleo sobre lienzo, 53 x 50 cm Perfil y frente para escultura de "Hombre tumbado", 2009, lápiz, rotulador azul y papel vegetal sobre papel, 140,5 x 220,5 cm Rosas, 2010 óleo sobre lienzo, 53 x 50 cm Rosas, 2010 óleo sobre lienzo, 53 x 47 cm Recent years Violetas, 2011 óleo sobre papel, 29,5 x 21 cm Diferentes movimientos para "Hombre andando". Fernando, 2009-2011, lápiz azul y rojo, grafito, papel vegetal y collage sobre papel, 220 x 110,5 cm Dibujos para "La mujer de Coslada" 2009, lápiz y bolígrafo sobre papel, 143 x 97 cm (el conjunto de 7 dibujos) Familia de Juan Carlos I, 1994-2014 óleo sobre lienzo, 300 x 339,5 cm, Col. Patrimonio Nacional, España Fatima madera policromada, 67 x 53 x 25 cm Rosas de Ávila VII, 2013 óleo sobre lienzo, 54 x 51 cm Rosas de Ávila VIII, 2014 óleo sobre lienzo, 54 x 51 cm Marcial, Alfonso y María, 2014-15 pencil, oil and collage of vegetal paper on paper, 229 x 141 cm Adrián y Miriam, 2014-15 pencil, oil and collage of vegetal paper on paper, 234,3 x 200 cm China y Japón, Yannan y Tamio, 2014 pencil, oil and collage of vegetal paper on paper, 235 x 141 cm Gran Vía, 1 de agosto, 7:30 horas óleo sobre lienzo, 126 x 130 cm Mujer, 2017, bronce, 165,5 x 42,5 x 37 cm Mujer de Almanzora,2017, mármol Macael, 800 cm altura, Fundación de Arte Ibáñez Cosentino. Plaza Ciudad de la Cultura, Olula del Río, Almería Gran Vía en proceso, óleo sobre lienzo, 130 x 120 cm

  • Biografía | Artista Antonio López

    Chronology of Antonio López García 1936 1948 1949 1950 ​ 1955 ​ ​ 1956-57 1958 1959-60 1961 1964 ​ 1965 1966-69 1968 ​ 1970 ​ 1972 ​ 1974 ​ 1970-75 ​ ​ ​ 1975-1982 ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ 1983 ​ ​ ​ ​ 1985 ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ 1985 ​ ​ ​ 1986 ​ ​ ​ 1990 ​ ​ ​ ​ 1991 Born on January 6, in the Castillian village of Tomelloso to a well-to-do family that makes its living from cultivating their land and vines. The Spanish Civil War breaks out triggered by the military upheaval of July 17, which led to a successful coup d’état. War ends on April 1, 1939, giving way to a military dictatorship under General Francisco Franco. Notwithstanding this, his childhood in the village is peaceful and happy. ​ Still a child, he starts drawing by copying engravings depicting nineteenth-century paintings . During the summer his uncle, the painter Antonio López Torres , initiated him in painting. He teaches little Antonio the importance of painting from life by placing the motif right in front of him; first to draw it and then to paint it in oil. In October, despite his young age, 13 years old, and thanks to the mediation of his uncle, Antonio López's parents agree to let him go to Madrid to prepare for his admission into the School of Fine Arts of San Fernando. ​ To prepare for the entrance examination to the School of Fine Arts, he goes daily to the Museum of Artistic Reproductions, located in the Casón del Buen Retiro, to copy plaster casts after antique sculptures and, in the afternoons, to the School of Arts and Crafts. In June 1950, at age 14, when Antonio passes the entrance exam to join the School of San Fernando, he experiences one of the happiest moments of his life. Completes his Fine Arts studies in San Fernando in 1955, winning several awards in the School competitions. During these years he meets those who will become his closest friends and his future wife: Enrique Gran, Lucio Muñoz, Francisco and Julio López, Joaquín Ramo, Francisco Nieva, Amalia Avia, Isabel Quintanilla and María Moreno. Before terminating his studies in January, he takes part in one of his first group exhibitions organized by the General Directorate of Fine Arts along with three of his friends, Lucio Muñoz and Francisco and Julio López. In May, he gets a travel grant by winning a contest of the National Education Delegation, which he uses in the summer of that same year to go touring Italy for a month with his friend and colleague, the sculptor Francisco López. From his formative stage, he began to search for his language and tried various resources, being those of a surreal nature that would appear in many of the paintings of his first production. The landscapes of this period are usually inhabited by figures or by Still Lifes. Although he already paints cheerful vegetable themes, figures are the protagonists of much of the works he produces during these years. ​ ​ Given the difficulty of settling in the capital, he lives between Madrid and Tomelloso. Antonio López García and his time, his first solo exhibition, is held at the Ateneo de Madrid in December 1957. Wins the Still Life section of the annual Fine Arts competition of the Rodríguez Acosta Foundation in Granada with the work "In the kitchen", thus getting a travel grant that he uses to visit Greece accompanied again by Francisco López. Together they will also visit Rome thanks to another scholarship obtained by Antonio from the Ministry of Education. ​ Lives between Madrid and Tomelloso until 1960, thus becoming both places the background of his paintings. From that year on, Madrid turns into the main character of several of his paintings and will no longer disappear from his themes. At that time, he is beginning to develop his sculptural activity that will occupy a large part of his production in the coming years. He exhibits individually at the Biosca Gallery in Madrid, then run by Juana Mordó, who would later become his art dealer. This show receives rave reviews and sells several of his artworks to Spanish collectors. ​ Marries the painter María Moreno . ​ Joins the roster of artists at the new Juana Mordó Gallery, which is opened on March 13th with a group exhibition featuring works by them all. From that moment on, and thanks to the international connections of the gallery, he participates in numerous foreign group exhibitions, particularly in the United States and Germany. In the latter, there is a growing interest in the so-called Spanish Realism, which results in the organization of various group shows until the eighties. Many of these exhibitions include the work of Antonio López, Francisco López, Isabel Quintanilla, and María Moreno. In 1964, he begins teaching at the School of Fine Arts of San Fernando in Madrid, continuing several courses until 1969. ​ His first solo show in North America takes place at the Staempfli Gallery in New York, being organized with the help of his Spanish gallery, Juana Mordó. This exhibition, very well received by the public and critics, leads to the sale of some of his works to various American collections. Gradually begins to purge his works of surrealist elements to gain a more objective approach, closer to reality. Interiors bare of figures appear in both his paintings and drawings, choosing very often workrooms and bathrooms to feature his drawings. On the other hand, the figures represented in his artworks often belong to his intimate circle, which is a permanent characteristic of his work. Exhibits for the second time in the gallery of George Staempfli, coinciding with the booming of Realism and Hyper-realism styles in the United States and reaping rave reviews again. Begins one of his most important sculptures: Hombre y mujer (Reina Sofía Museum). Antonio begins to be represented by Marlborough Gallery, New York, USA. Exhibits individually both in Galatea Gallery in Turin, Italy, and Claude Bernard Gallery in Paris, France. Is awarded the Prize of the City of Darmstadt, Germany. Continues to represent interiors to which he adds windows seen from inside and even some figures, like in the drawing depicting his uncle at his house, Casa de Antonio López Torres (1972-1975). This way, he broadens the subject matter of realism, to which he also contributes a new vision of some motifs like the places in the house, incorporating the toilet and the kitchen, but devoid of characters. His interest in the human habit of eating leads Antonio to render it in both drawings and oil paintings, thus producing one of his most representative works on the subject, the painting La Cena (1971-1980). During these years, his work is also exhibited in major international group shows as Contemporary Spanish Realists at the Marlborough Gallery, London (1973) and Realismus und Realität at the Kunsthalle Darmstadt, Germany (1975). Throughout this period, he works on some of his most important pieces, especially in some of his most famous sights of Madrid as Gran Vía (1974-1981) or Madrid desde Torres Blancas (1974-1982), as well as in the sculptures Hombre y Mujer (1968-1994). Keeps working on the theme of the window seen from inside, starting several paintings depicting this subject at different times of the day.. Is awarded the Gold Medal of Merit in Fine Arts and the Pablo Iglesias Prize. ​ The Juan March Foundation organizes his first retrospective exhibition at the Museum of Albacete, arousing great interest among the public and the critics. Is honoured with the "Prince of Asturias" Award for the Arts. Becomes one of the three artists selected to represent Contemporary Spanish Art and exhibit individually in Europalia 85, Brussels, being the other two Antoni Tàpies and Eduardo Chillida. His work receives a lot of press attention. ​ Is one of the three artists selected to represent Contemporary Spanish Art and exhibit individually in Europalia 85 , Brussels. The other two artists are Antoni Tàpies and Eduardo Chillida. His work gets a lot of press attention. Exhibits again individually in New York, but this time in the gallery that represents him then, Marlborough Gallery, where he will exhibit on few occasions. A few months later, this show travels to the gallery's London headquarters. ​ He shoots El sol del membrillo in his own house under the direction of Víctor Erice, a film that portrays his creative process and in which some members of his family and friends appear. This film, released in 1992, garners good reviews and awards, among which stands out the Jury Prize of the Cannes Film Festival (1992). ​ Antonio takes part in a group exhibition, Otra Realidad. Compañeros en Madrid, curated by Javier Tusell and María José Salazar. This show, organized by Fundación Humanismo y Democracia with the collaboration of Caja Madrid, displays his works are along with those of his colleagues and friends, who practiced both figurative and abstract trends. It marks a turning point in the understanding of the figurative painting done in Madrid from the fifties onward ​ ​ 1992 ​ ​ 1993 ​ ​ 1994 1995 ​ 1998 ​ ​ 1999 ​ ​ ​ 2001 2004 ​ 2006 2008 2010 ​ 2011 ​ 2013 2014 ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ 2015 ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ 2016 ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ 2017 ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ 2018 ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ 2019 ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ 2020 ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ 2021 Receives the Award Tomás Francisco Prieto from Madrid Mint, for which he is commissioned a series of coins in gold, silver, and bronze. Chooses a man and a hare as motifs for each of the sides of the coins. ​ In May 1993, a major retrospective exhibition of his work opens at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, featuring 170 artworks, including paintings, sculptures, and drawings. With this show, Antonio achieves definitive recognition from the public and critics. He is named Honorary Member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando de Madrid. Fundación Focus in Seville organises an exhibition that explores his creative process: Antonio López, proceso de un trabajo. He is selected to take part in the exhibition Identità e alterità, curated by Jean Clair, first hosted at the Palazzo Grassi and then at the Museo Correr, both in Venice, Italy. He is appointed member of the Royal Board of Trustees of the Museo Nacional del Prado , a position he will hold until 2009. The City Council of Valladolid commissions him and the sculptors Francisco and Julio López Hernández, a monumental sculpture of the King and the Queen of Spain. This statue is unveiled in 2001 in its current location: the Monastery of San Benito in Valladolid. The sculptures Man and Woman (1968-94) are presented at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (1968-94), accompanied by nineteen preparatory drawings, on the occasion of having entered the entire set in the museum's collection as a gift from Repsol YPF. These sculptures were acquired from the North American collector Dorothy C. Weicker, who, in turn, had bought them in 1975. He is named Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters in New York . This same year he receives two other distinctions: the Medal of Honor from the Menéndez Pelayo International University of Santander and the City of Alcalá de Henares Prize for the Arts. He presents his largest format painting at the Madrid Assembly : Madrid from the Vallecas fire tower (1990-2006), which is more than four meters wide. This work has been transferred to this institution by the Caja Madrid Special Foundation. In June of this year, he received the highest award for Fine Arts in Spain and Latin America: the Velázquez Prize for Plastic Arts. His first public monumental solo sculptures, El Día y La Noche, are installed at Madrid Atocha Station. Another pair of bronze heads inspired by these public sculptures, Carmen awake and Carmen asleep, are placed in April at the Fine Arts Museum in Boston, coinciding with the individual exhibition dedicated to her in parallel to a large show on Spanish art by the Modern Age: El Greco to Velázquez. Art during the Reign of Philip III, curated by Ronni Baer. He is awarded the Gold Medal of the Madrid City Council, a city ​​that he has managed to represent with great veracity in his paintings. He receives the Penagos Drawing Prize from the Mapfre Foundation. His monumental sculpture La mujer de Coslada , commissioned by the City of Coslada, was inaugurated on Avenida de la Constitución in this Madrid municipality. In June, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid inaugurates a large exhibition that combines retrospective character while revealing a large part of the production it had produced in the last eighteen years, since its previous solo exhibition in Madrid, which it had had place in 1993 at the Reina Sofía. The exhibition organized by the Thyssen, titled Antonio López , traveled in October 2011 to the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum. This sample had long been awaited by the public, who came breaking records to visit it. Critics, both inside and outside Spain, make a very positive assessment of the exhibition and the works presented there. Japan's interest in his work has always borne fruit in a traveling solo exhibition through three museums in three major cities in the country: Tokyo, Nagasaki and Iwate. He is invited to participate in the La Milanesiana festival in Milan, where his work La cena, accompanied by his preparatory drawing, is shown in front of Caravaggio's La cena en Emaús at the Pinacoteca de Brera In December he delivered the portrait of The Family of Juan Carlos I, within the framework of an exhibition dedicated to the history of the monarchical portrait in Spain organized by National Heritage at the Royal Palace of Madrid: The portrait in the royal collections. From Juan de Flandes to Antonio López. After the exhibition it becomes part of the permanent Heritage collection, being installed in its facilities. During the same month, two exhibitions in which he participates are inaugurated in Vicenza, Italy: an individual exhibition dedicated to his figure - Antonio López García - and a large group exhibition dedicated to the night - Tutankhamun, Caravaggio, Van Gogh. The will be ei notturni dagli Egizi al Novecento -, with works by great international artists of past and contemporary centuries, including Zurbarán, Van Gogh, Rothko and Francis Bacon,. He exhibits individually at the Sala Robayera in Miengo, Cantabria during the month of August. In October, a selection of his latest pieces combined with some works from previous stages is presented at the Barcelona Marborough Gallery within the framework of the Barcelona Gallery Weekend. During the months of February and May, the Thyssen Museum in Madrid dedicates an exhibition to the group of artists who have practiced a realistic art, or New Figuration, since the 1950s in that city. This is part of the group of friends and colleagues that Antonio López met during his formative years: Francisco and Julio López, Isabel Quintanilla, Amalia Avia, María Moreno and Esperanza Parada. Works by all of them, as well as by Antonio, are seen together allowing their comparison in the context of their long careers, thus exposing both their connection points and their stylistic and technical differences. ​ The Carmen Thyssen museum in Malaga presents the exhibition The essence of reality in April, which explores the history of realist art in Spain, from the 17th century to the present day, paying special attention to the last half century. In June, the Reial Cercle Artístic de Barcelona presented him with the Gold Medal in recognition of his career and artistic merits. ​ In September of this same year, Antonio López presented his first artist's book: Bodies and Flowers, made by the Artika publishing house, where both subjects are addressed and illustrated throughout his career. On the 11th of the same month, it's oficially opened another of his public sculptures, La mujer de la Almanzora , at the Casa Ibáñez de Olula del Río Museum in Almería. In October the Academy of Fine Arts of San Carlos de Valencia. names him the title of Academic of Honour. The itinerancy of the exhibition The Poetics of Abstraction and Figuration through various Euroean Cervantes Institutes begins in Prague and Antonio participates with two works. After touring for different countries, it concludes at the New York headquarters of the Cervantes Institute of New York in September of 2019. ​ This year he receives several distinctions: Doctor Honoris Causa from the Complutense University of Madrid; the Medal of Honour from the Carlos III University and the Collegiate of Honour from the Madrid College of Architects. ​ Between April 26 and October 13, it was opened to the public an individual exhibition of Antonio at the Silos Monastery, focusing on some of his latest works of flowers, including much of his Rosas de Ávila series, and children, giving to the show an introspective and contemplative approach.. ​ On February 17, his wife, María Moreno, died. He continues to work on the series he had started on her, with which he pays tribute to her. ​ In September 2020, a retrospective exhibition is inaugurated at the Bancaja Foundation in Valencia, which includes a wide selection of recent and in-process works. The exhibition, curated by Tomás and Boye Llorens, also shows a selected selection of works by María Moreno. ​ The following year, the Community of Madrid dedicated an exhibition tribute to him in which his monumental sculptures, Carmen awaken and asleep , are shown at the Real Casa de Correos in Madrid. ​ ​ ​ ​ Beatriz Hidalgo Caldas

  • Exposición sobre Víctor Erice y la obra de Antonio López

    sketches ​ Both before and after the filming of The Quince Tree Sun , between 1990 and 2003, Víctor Erice recorded Antonio López working in several artworks that he was carrying out in different parts of Madrid, exploring what could emerge from the encounter with the painter's work. From these Sketches Víctor Erice conceived an installation that presented the pictures of Antonio López through the cinema; the images that the artist saw while working in these works, but adding to them what the stillness of a painting cannot: sound, motion and time. The result, Fragor del mundo. Silencio de la pintura (The World Roar. Silence of painting), could be seen in 2006 at the CCCB in Barcelona and then at La Casa Encendida in Madrid during the exhibition showing the careers and correspondence of Víctor Erice and another renowned filmmaker, Abbas Kiarostami. There occurred a new encounter between art and cinema, where in addition to that installation it was also shown the result of the work of Antonio López at these locations in an unusual way. In particular, in the exhibition were shown the paintings Gran Vía (1974-1981), Madrid desde Torres Blancas (Madrid from Torres Blancas) (1974-1982) and Madrid desde el Cerro Almodóvar (Madrid from Almodóvar Hill) (1991-1994) and the resulting works from filming The Quince Tree Sun : the drawing Árbol de membrillo (Quince tree) (1990) and the painting Membrillero (Quince tree) (1992) -in which he continued working after the shooting-. Wisely Víctor Erice subverted the way of exhibiting cinema and painting in this project, thus presenting the art works surrounded by darkness, illuminated from behind and wrapping them in the ambient sounds collected in those places where Antonio painted them. ​ ​BHC ​

  • Entrevista a Antonio López en Atención obras

    Atención Obras , February 11, 2016 Atención Obras On February 11th, 2016, Antonio López was one of the guests to the program Atención Obras presented by Cayetana Guillén Cuervo at channel La 2 in the Spanish TVE. During their talk they discussed various aspects of Antonio’s life, his career, the subjects of his work, the creative process of one of his most famous paintings, The family of Juan Carlos I , and the exhibition organized in 2016 by the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum around the group of friends and figurative artists of which the artist is part of