Eduardo Arranz–Bravo, Spanish (1941 - )

Like Florence in the Renaissance and Paris and New York in modern times, Catalonia has spawned some of the world’s greatest masters. Gaudi, Dalí, Picasso, Miró and Tàpies are among its most celebrated artists. The latest of these is Eduardo Arranz-Bravo, born in Barcelona and to this day, its eminent son. With his Catalonian peers, Arranz-Bravo shares a visceral creativity matched by outstanding technical skills. His art, like theirs, is signature, inventive, challenging and in constant evolution. Arranz-Bravo calls on a profound understanding of his own position in the historical context of 20th century art, while simultaneously advancing figural art with each new work in a manner that some have called “futuristic.”

Arranz-Bravo has been the subject of solo exhibitions in private galleries and public institutions around the globe. He has represented Spain in diverse world biennials, most notably, the prestigious 1980 Venice Biennale, recognized as the world’s most important international exposition of fine art. Retrospectives of his work include those staged at the Museo de Arte Moderno in São Paulo and the Paço Imperial in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Hailed in Europe as one of the leading painters of his generation, Arranz-Bravo has been represented by Franklin Bowles Galleries since 1997.


Selected Solo Shows

1996 Anthology Centro Cultural Tecla Sala
Anthology, Centro Cultural de la Caiza de Terrassa
Universitat Rovira I Virgili, Tarragona
1999 Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid Galeria Trama, Barcelona, Spain
1998-02 Franklin Bowles Galleries, New York, NY

Selected Museum Collections

Museum of Contemporary Art – Barcelona, Spain
Museum of Fine Arts – Vitoria, Spain
Museum of Fine Arts – Seville, Spain
Museum of Modern Art – Barcelona, Spain
Museum of Modern Art – São Paulo, Brazil
Museum of Villafamés- Castellón, Spain
Olympic Museum – Lausanne, Switzerland
Proctor & Gamble – Belgium


Selected Solo Shows

1961 Club Universitario, Barcelona, Spain
1964 International Biennial, Ibiza, Spain (Grand Prize & Gold Medal)
1971 Spanish Institute, New York, New York
1972 Colegio de Arquitectos, Barcelona, Spain
1975 XI International Biennale, Ljubljana, Yugoslavia
1980 XXXIX Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
1981 Baden-Baden Biennale, Baden-Baden, Germany
Medellín Biennale, Medellin, Colombia
1987 Friedman-Guinness Gallery, Heidelberg, Germany
Galerie Anne-Marie de Sacy, Paris, France
1989 Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
ARCO, Madrid, Spain
1990 Olympic Museum, Lausanne, Switzerland
1991 Grand Palais, Paris, France
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York
Ergane Gallery, New York, New York
1992 Expo Mundial, Seville, Spain
39th Annual International Festival at the Art Center, Norfolk, Virginia
Birmingham Festival of the Arts, Birmingham, Alabama (“Best Artist” award)
1993 ARCO, Madrid, Spain
1995 Art Asia, Hong Kong, China
1996 ARCO, Madrid, Spain
Galeria Rackey, Bonn, Germany
1998 Franklin Bowles Galleries, New York, New York
1999 Museo Nacionál Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
2000 Messum’s Fine Art, London, England
Franklin Bowles Galleries, New York, New York
Museo Sprengel, Expo Mundial, Hannover, Germany
2001 Galerie Am Opernring, Vienna, Austria
2002 Mathias Kuhn Foundation, Mallorca, Spain
Museo Juan Cabre, Calaceite, Spain
2003 Centre Cultural de Girona, Antology Exhibition, Girona, Spain
Capella da Sant Nicolau, Girona, Spain


Selected Museum & Public Collections

Reina Sofía Museum, Madrid, Spain
Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany
Royal Museum, Brussels, Belgium
Skidmore Art Museum, Saratoga Springs, New York
Museum of Modern Art, Barcelona, Spain
Olympic Museum, Lausanne, Switzerland
Toyo Bank, New York, New York
Museum of Contemporary Art, Madrid, Spain
Museum of Modern Art, São Paulo, Brazil
Museum of Fine Arts, Vitoria, Spain
Museum of Fine Arts, Seville, Spain
Proctor & Gamble, Brussels, Belgium
Museum of Villafamés, Castellón, Spain
La Caixa Foundation, Barcelona, Spain
Yomanouchi Edition, Tokyo, Japan
Melicior Colet, Barcelona, Spain.

Commissions
1989 Three stamp designs, 1992 Olympic Games, Barcelona, Spain
1991 Art director, El largo invierno de 1936, Festival du Cinema, Venice, Italy
2000 Gran Teatre del Liceu Opera House, “Temporada d’Opera 2000-2001,” 43 paintings for catalogue

Selected Articles and Other Texts
SPEIGEL, Olga. “Tecla Sala.” La Vanguardia. Barcelona. 6/3/1996
SASTRE FOREST, Eva. “Mi pintura no es timida.” El Mundo. 3/1/1996
BARCIA, Ignacio, Arrannz-Bravo. Arranz-Bravo. ARTE Y PARTE. 4/1996
CADENA. Josep Maria. Arranz-Bravo. El Periodico. 10/12/1996
OLIVIER, Conxita “El desfalliment huma.” La Vanguardia. Barcelona. 12/9/1996
JOYANNES, Maria Antonia. El control subjetivo. EL NOU. 10/20/1996
REIXACH, Claudi. “Arranz-Bravo a L’Hospitalet.” AVUI. 3/8/1996
MADRIGAL, Antonio. “Pinter purifica.” El Adelantado de Segovia. 7/18/1997
URQUIJO, Javier “La Atraccion.” El Prisma. Bilbao. 11/27/1997
UBERQUOI, Marie Claire. “Arranz-Bravo.” El Mundo. Barcelona. 10/3/1997
PUJALS, Joan Maria “Arranz-Bravo la llum de Tarragona.” Diari de Tarragona. 1/5/1997
CADENA, Josep Maria. ARRANZ-BRAVO. El Periodico de Barcelona. 11/9/1997
VIDAL, Jaume. “Laberints.” El Pais. Barcelona. 4/26/1998
SEGURANYES, Mariona “Arranz-Bravo.” Emporda. Figueres. 10/13/1998
MOLINA, Angela. “Arranz-Bravo.” ABC Catalunya. Barcelona. 7/31/1998
BUFFIL, Joan. “Artistas solidarios.” La Vangaurdia. Barcelona. 12/31/1999
FRISACH, Montse. “No hi ha pintura abstracta.” AVUI. Barcelona. 11/5/1999
MIRALLES, Francesc. “Onirismo e invenciones.” La Vanguardia. Barcelona. 11/5/1999
MOLINA, Angela. “Arranz-Bravo.” ABC. Barcelona. 10/30/1999
AMIGUET, Lluis. “Pregunta A.B.” La Vangaurdia. Barcelona. 7/4/1999
DI CARLO, Emidio. La realta immaginatta. Abruzzo60. Milan. 2000
MOLINA, Angela. “Elogio de la belleza en Milan.” ABC. Barcelona. 3/25/2000
WALCH, Gian Carlo. “La Spagna terra di trasfigurazione.” IL GIORNO. Milan. 4/26/2000
DIVILA, Ana Maria. Arranz-Bravo I el Liceu. El Mundo. Barcelona. 2000
FERNANDEZ, Alicia. “Rico Imaginario.” El Correo. Bilbao. 11/25/2000
BORRAS, Maria Lluisa. “Angelicos o Satanicos.” La Vaguardia. Barcelona. 9/21/2000
BARRAL, Xavier. “Viure a Vallvidrera, exposar a New York.” AVUI. Barcelona. 4/9/2002
VIDAL, Jaume. “Un pensament.” EL PAIS. Barcelona. 10/7/2002
NAVARRO, Arisa. JJ “la ansiedad de las tendencies.” EL MUNDO. Madrid. 11/10/2002
OBRADOR, T. “Per Be o per mal.” Diari de Belears. Palma de Mallorca. 2002
FARRERAS, Carin. “Doble inspiracion.” La Vanguardia. Barcelona. 11/1/2002
SPEIGEL, Olga. “Las Galerias de Barcelona.” La Vanguardia. Barcelona. 10/19/2002
BANOS, Jordi. “Pintorey por un dia.” La Vangaurdia. Barcelona. 9/23/2002
GIMENEZ, Paquita. “Arranz-Bravo y las facetas del hombre.” EL MUNDO. 7/25/2002
KUNZE, Gabrielle. “Kunst in Dopplepack.” Mallorca Magazine. Palma de Mallorca. 8/8/2002
MASIP, Vanessa. “Arranz-Bravo.” Bon Art. Girona. 5/2003
PLANAS, Ricard. “Hamilton, A.B., Bombelli.” Bon Art. Girona. 4/2003
CASADEMONT, Tina. “Sant Nicolau.” El Punt. Girona. 6/6/2003
T.C. “Fontana D’Or.” El Punt. Girona. 5/2003
CAMPS EDUALD. “La soledat del minotaure.” Diari de Girona. Girona. 6/25/2003

Selected Monographs

CASAS, Carmen and Ramón Barnils: Arranz-Bravo y Bartolozzi,
Fiesta de la Cónfusion, Editorial Lumen, Barcelona, 1974.
PORCEL, Baltasar: La pintura de Arranz-Bravo.
Cuadernos de Vaillvidrera, No. 1, Barcelona, 1966.
PARCERISAS, Fracesc: Nuevas precisions y otros despojos.
Ediciones Rayuela, Madrid, 1975.
CORREDOR-MATHEOS, J.: Arranz-Bravo y Bartolozzi.
Ibérico Europea de Ediciones, S.A., Madrid, 1977.
Arranz-Bravo, Bartolozzi y su Laberinto. Editorial Planeta, October 1982.
ARRANZ-BRAVO, Eduardo. Arranz-Bravo. Bonn. Edition Galerie Rackey, 1993
GANZ, Helmut. Arranz-Bravo 1989-2001. Barcelona. Blume, 2001
BATTLLE, Helena. Arranz-Bravo. Barcelona. Galeria Trama, 2002

Theatrical Set Designs

MUNNE, Pep. Contes dels boscos de Viena. Odon von Hovarth. Barcelona. 1996.
PERAFERRER, Marti. “La Cadira.” Barcelona. 1997.

Editions

ORWELL, George. Homenaje a Cataluna. Barcelona. Galexia Gutenberg. Circulo de lectores, 1996.
ARRANZ-BRAVO, Marti Cormand, Faith. Barcelona, 1998.
GRAN TEATRE DEL LICEU. Temporada d’Opera 2000-2001.
43 paintings on paper. Barcelona. Amics del Liceu, 2000.

Exhibition Catalogues

SPRANGER, Marc. Arranz-Bravo. Bonn. Galerie Rackey, 1992.
A.B. Arranz-Bravo. Terrasa. Caixa de Terrasa, 1996
A.B. Arranz-Bravo. Bergish. Galerie Ackerman, 1996\
MARTI I CASTELL, Joan. Arranz-Bravo. Tarragona. Universitat Rovira I Virgili. Tarragona, 1996.
BARNS, Tomlyn. Arranz-Bravo. New York and San Francisco. Franklin Bowles Galleries, 2000.
CALLIZO SONEIRO, Javier. Arranz-Bravo. Zaragoza. Gobierno de Aragon, 2002
ACKERMAN, Alexander. Arranz-Bravo. Palma de Mallorca. Fundacio Mathias Kuhn, 2002.
LOPEZ I LOZANO, Ramon. Arranz-Bravo. Sant Just Desvern. Ajuntament de San Just Desvern, 2003.
PLANAS, Ricard. Arranz-Bravo. Girona. Caixa de Girona, Ajuntament de Girona, 2003

Book Cover Designs

LESSING, Doris. La Terrorista Bona. Barcelona. Editorial. Edhasa, 1987.
DE PALOL, Miguel. L’Angel D’Hora en Hors. Barcelona. Cercle de Lectors, 1997.
VINITECA. Potada Presentacion. Barcelona, 1998.
FERNANDEZ DE MORATIN, Leandro. El Si De Las Ninas. Barcelona. Circulo de Lectores, 1999.
ZORILLA, Jose. Don Juan Tenorio. Barcelona. Circulo de Lectores, 1999.
CALDERON DE LA BARCA, Pedro. El Alcalde de Zalamea. Barcelona. Circulo de Lectores, 1999.
ANONIMO. El Cantar del Mio Cid. Barcelona. Circulo de Lectores, 1999.
QUEVEDO, Francisco de. Vida del Buscon. Barcelona. Circulo de Lectores, 1999.
DE VEGA, Lope. Fuente Ovejuna. Barcelona. Circulo de Lectores, 1999.
GARCIAN, Baltasar. El criticon. Barcelona. Circulo de Lectores, 1999.
CERVANTES, Miguel. Don Quijote de la Mancha. Barcelona. Circulo de Lectores, 1999.
TERESA DE JESUS. Libro de la Vida. Barcelona. Circulo de Lectores, 1999.
ANONIMO. Romancero. Barcelona. Circulo de Lectores, 1999.
ROJAS, Fernando. La Celestina. Barcelona. Circulo de Lectores, 1999.
ANONIMO. Lazarillo de Tormes. Barcelona. Circulo de Lectores, 1999.
UMBRAL, Francisco. Mortal y Rosa. Barcelona. Circulo de Lectores, 1999.

Books with Artistic, Historical and Literary References

RODRIGUEZ AGUILERA, Cesareo. L’Art Catala Contemporani. Barcelona.
Edicions del Cotal. S.A., 1982
SEMPRONIO. 100 Autoretrats D’Artistes Catalans. Barcelona. La Llar del Llibre, 1992.
MORATO, Elena. Col. Lectiva D’Artistes “Barcelona ’92.” Barcelona. Comite Olimpic Catalunya, 1992.
SHIBA, David. The Fine Art Index. Chicago. International Art Reference, Inc., 1992.
McCULLY, Marulyn. The Art of Spanish Posters. Tokyo. Art Life Ltd., 1991.
ARTIGAS, Llorens. Plats D’Artistes. Barcelona. Fundacio tallers Llorens Artigas, 1994.
NAVARRO SEGURA, Maria Isabel. CONCA. Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Fundacion Santa Cruz, 1994.
PARCERISAS, Pilar. Coleccio d’Art de L’Avui. Barcelona. Avui, 1994.
PAHISSA, Jaume. Pintors de L’Emporda. Avui. Palmos. Pahissa Editores, 1994.
ALVAREZ DE ARANDA. Mediterrania. Palma de Mallorca. Casal Solleric, 1995.
CARRETE PARRONDO, Juan. Trienal de Arta Grafico. Oviedo. Caja de Asturias, 1995.
GASPAR, Ana. Origenes. Girona. Cyprus Art, 1995.
LESTER, David. Art Asia. Hong Kong. International Time Art, 1995.
GARCIA ESPUCHE, Albert. Retrat de Barcelona. Barcelona.
Centre de Cultura Contemporanea de Barcelona, 1995.
XURIUERA, Gerard. Art Catala Contemporain. Corum de Montpellier, 1995.
CORREDOR MATHEOS, J. Historia de L’Art Catala. Barcelona. Edicions 62, 1996.
RAFOLS-CASAMADA, Albert. 30 Eines 67-97. Barcelona. Centre D’Art Santa Monica, 1997.
MALUQIER, Elvira. Pintura dels setanta a Barcelona. Barcelona.
Museu D’art Contemporani de Barcelona, 1997.
QUERALT, Rosa. Dibujos Germinales. Madrid. Museo nacional de Arte Reina Sofia, 1998.
BIELSA, Irene. Barcelona, Posa’t Guapa. Barcelona. IMPV, 1999.
GIRALT-MIRACLE, Daniel. 100 Gravats. Valls. Museu de Valls, 2000.
PORCEL, Baltasar. Spagna: La Realta Immaginatta. Ginebra. Skira, 2000.
SALA I TUBERT, Lluisa. Frons D’Art IEC. Barcelona. IEC, 2001.
TIO BELLIDO. Dossier de Catalunya. Barcelona. ARS Nova, 2002.
BARRAL, Xavier. Art de Catalunya. Barcelona. Edicions L’isard, 2002.
SUAREZ, Osbel. La Pasion Por el Libro. Madrid. Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, 2002.
MARTINI, Luigi. Quetratadeespana. Rome. Ediesse, 2002.
BORRAS, Maria Lluisa. La Marato. Barcelona. Sponsor Seat, 2002.
BOTEY I BARO, Antoni. AB. Granollers. Antoni Botey, 2003.
VIDAL, Jaume. Horitzon. Colera. Horitzon, 2003.


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