Vista de la exposición Esteban Vicente. Obras de 1953 a 1996 el año 2019 en Galería Elvira González, Madrid
Esteban Vicente - Exhibition view, 2019 © Galería Elvira González

Esteban Vicente

Esteban Vicente en su estudio, Princeton, 1965. Fotografía Naomi Savage

Esteban Vicente at his studio, Princeton, 1965. Photo by Noemi Savage

Turégano, Spain, 1903 - Long Island, USA, 2001
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For me painting has to be austere and, somehow, poor, poor in resources. I don’t like luxurious painting. When we look back, at the Italian Renaissance painting or Rubens, especially Rubens, so sumptuous. I don’t like that. By poor I mean limited, meagre, sober. I am truly very anti-baroque

In 1921 attends the Escuela de Bellas Artes de San Fernando  in Madrid to study painting where he met writers and artists such as F. García Lorca, Juan Ramón Jiménez, R. Alberti, Luis Buñuel, Juan Bonafé, F. In 1928 he moved to Paris, and met, among others Picasso, Dufy and Max Ernst. In 1936 he travelled to New York, and after a brief period serving the Spanish Republic, he fully entered the metropolis’ art scene.

In 1940 he came into contact with Abstract Expressionism, becoming friends with the members of the New York School: Rothko, De Kooning, Pollock, Kline and Newman, as well as the critics Harold Rosenberg and Thomas B. Hess. He was selected for the most significant exhibitions of that period: “New Talents 1950” and “9th Street”. He taught in art schools and universities and received some of the most prestigious awards that can be given to a fine artist in the USA, and his work can be found in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Guggenheim, etc.

In 1991 he received the Gold Medal for Fine Arts. In 1998 he was awarded the Premio de las Artes, a retrospective exhibition of his work was inaugurated in the Museo National Centro de Arte Reina Sofía and in Segovia the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Esteban Vicente was opened. In 1999 he received the Gran Cruz de la Orden de Alfonso X el Sabio and a permanent room dedicated to his work was opened in the Museo Reina Sofía.

In January 2001, just before his 98th birthday, Esteban Vicente died in his house in Bridgehampton (Long Island).

Esteban Vicente's Works

Esteban Vicente, Untitled, 1953
61 x 73,5 cm | 24 x 39 in
Paper collage, pencil, charcoal, pastel and gouache on paper

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Esteban Vicente, Sin título, 1960 Óleo sobre lienzo

Esteban Vicente, Untitled, 1960
53 x 41 cm | 21 x 16 in
Oil on canvas

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Esteban Vicente - Sin título, 1970 Galería Elvira González

Esteban Vicente, Untitled, 1970
19 x 21 cm | 7 ½ x 8 ¼ in
Paper collage, pastel and gouache on paperboard

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Esteban Vicente, Happy Birthday to Harriet
43 x 35,5 cm | 17 x 14 in
Paper collage and charcoal on paper on cardboard

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Esteban Vicente, Paris review II, 1965
71 x 51 cm | 28 x 20 in
Paper collage and gouache on cardboard

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Esteban Vicente, Kalani, Hawaii, 1969
132 x 102 cm | 52 x 40 in
Paper collage, charcoal and gouache on paper

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Esteban Vicente, Only Morning,  1964
60,5 x 76 cm | 23 ⅝ x 30 in
Paper collage on cardboard

Esteban Vicente, Sin título, 1993 Collage de papel sobre papel encolado en madera

Esteban Vicente, Untitled, 1993
13 x 20 cm | 5 ¼ x 7 ¾ in
Paper collage on paper glued on wood

Esteban Vicente, Sin título, 1985 Collage de papel, pastel y gouache sobre cartón

Esteban Vicente, Untitled, 1985
17 x 23 cm | 7 x 9 in
Paper collage, pastel and gouache on cardboard

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Esteban Vicente, Sin título, 1994 Collage sobre lienzo

Esteban Vicente, Untitled, 1994
40,7 x 60,7 cm| 16 x 24 in
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Esteban Vicente, Sin título, 1985 Collage sobre lienzo

Esteban Vicente, Untitled, 1985
71 x 91 cm | 28 x 35 ³/₄ in
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Esteban Vicente, Primavera Series: Lerna, 1985 132 x 114.4 cm | 52 x 45 in Óleo y collage de papel sobre lienzo

Esteban Vicente, Primavera Series: Lerna, 1985
132 x 114.4 cm | 52 x 45 in
Oil and paper collage on canvas

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pintura al óleo esteban vicente sin titulo 1987 galeria elvira gonzalez

Esteban Vicente, Untitled, 1987
94 x 160 cm | 37 x 63 in
Oil on canvas

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Esteban Vicente, Untitled, 1953
61 x 73,5 cm | 24 x 39 in
Paper collage, pencil, charcoal, pastel and gouache on paper

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Esteban Vicente, Sin título, 1960 Óleo sobre lienzo

Esteban Vicente, Untitled, 1960
53 x 41 cm | 21 x 16 in
Oil on canvas

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Esteban Vicente - Sin título, 1970 Galería Elvira González

Esteban Vicente, Untitled, 1970
19 x 21 cm | 7 ½ x 8 ¼ in
Paper collage, pastel and gouache on paperboard

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Esteban Vicente, Happy Birthday to Harriet
43 x 35,5 cm | 17 x 14 in
Paper collage and charcoal on paper on cardboard

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Esteban Vicente, Paris review II, 1965
71 x 51 cm | 28 x 20 in
Paper collage and gouache on cardboard

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Esteban Vicente, Kalani, Hawaii, 1969
132 x 102 cm | 52 x 40 in
Paper collage, charcoal and gouache on paper

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Esteban Vicente, Only Morning,  1964
60,5 x 76 cm | 23 ⅝ x 30 in
Paper collage on cardboard

Esteban Vicente, Sin título, 1993 Collage de papel sobre papel encolado en madera

Esteban Vicente, Untitled, 1993
13 x 20 cm | 5 ¼ x 7 ¾ in
Paper collage on paper glued on wood

Esteban Vicente, Sin título, 1985 Collage de papel, pastel y gouache sobre cartón

Esteban Vicente, Untitled, 1985
17 x 23 cm | 7 x 9 in
Paper collage, pastel and gouache on cardboard

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Esteban Vicente, Sin título, 1994 Collage sobre lienzo

Esteban Vicente, Untitled, 1994
40,7 x 60,7 cm| 16 x 24 in
Collage on canvas

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Esteban Vicente, Sin título, 1985 Collage sobre lienzo

Esteban Vicente, Untitled, 1985
71 x 91 cm | 28 x 35 ³/₄ in
Collage on canvas

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Esteban Vicente, Primavera Series: Lerna, 1985 132 x 114.4 cm | 52 x 45 in Óleo y collage de papel sobre lienzo

Esteban Vicente, Primavera Series: Lerna, 1985
132 x 114.4 cm | 52 x 45 in
Oil and paper collage on canvas

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pintura al óleo esteban vicente sin titulo 1987 galeria elvira gonzalez

Esteban Vicente, Untitled, 1987
94 x 160 cm | 37 x 63 in
Oil on canvas

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