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Manuel Viola

Zaragoza, 1916

Manuel Viola (Zaragoza, 1916 - El Escorial, Madrid, 1987), was a Spanish painter of abstract style member of the El Paso Group. His painting is characterized by an informal and colorful treatment in the line of the avant-garde that developed in Spain from the 1950s.

It was in the 1950s that his painting became ""fixed"" finally, his artistic name: Manuel Viola. The following decade begins the international diffusion of his work, presented in Lisbon, Freiburg, Basel, Milan, Paris, Oslo, Berlin, Vienna or Rome within the European circuits, to which the cities of Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Montevideo, Buenos Aires, Quito, New Orleans, New York, Chicago or Tokyo. In 1953, he held his first solo exhibition at the Galería Estilo in Madrid.

Viola abandons the avant-garde figuration and develops a very expressive informalist style with great concern for color and for the Spanish pictorial tradition. He tries to develop an abstract painting with an expressionist character and a great concern for color. Until then he prevailed in his work the figurative references and the allusion to the landscape, as shown in his work “Pelea de gallos”.

Artist's works

Manuel Viola | Sin título

Manuel Viola

Sin título


62 x 90 cm


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