Artwork by Gerardo Rueda, Monumento (1990)
about Gerardo Rueda
The painter Gerardo Rueda (Madrid, 1926-1996) began his studies in classical painting, exhibiting for the first time in 1949, in his hometown. In 1954, the artist presented his first works in collage and abstract drawing. From that moment on and until his death, he exhibited individually in more than 60 prestigious places around the world. Rueda represented Spain in 1960, at the XXX Venice Biennale, and his work has been part of more than 200 group exhibitions. Along with Fernando Zobel in 1969 he founded the Museum of Spanish Abstract Art in Cuenca.
His work is in the best public collections in the world and he has made numerous sculptures, reliefs and monumental commissions, among which the mural relief for the Museum of Open-Air Sculpture of la Castellana (Madrid), the Stained Glass Windows of the Cathedral de Cuenca or the access doors to the Spanish Pavilion at the Universal Exhibition of Seville, 1992. In 1995 he was appointed Academician of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando in Madrid.
Gerardo Rueda's works