Miguel Conde, Mexican (1939 - )

Miguel Condé, Mexican figurative painter, draftsman and etcher. Born in 1939 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Lives and works between Madrid and Sitges, Spain.

Self-taught, with the exception of anatomy studies with Stephen Rogers Peck in New York and etching techniques in Stanley William Hayter’s Atelier 17 in Paris. Recipient of a Guggenheim Latin American Fellowship and a grant from the French Government, Condé has been awarded various international prizes and is an appointed member of the Société des Peintres-Graveurs Français. His work is represented in numerous museums and collections (The Museum of Modern Art in New York, Cleveland Museum of Art, Blanton Museum of Art in Austin, University of Essex Collection of Latin American Art, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid, Albertina in Vienna, Bibliothèque nationale de France in Paris, etc.).

1939 Mexican. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Son of Mexican father and American mother.
1939-48 Resides alternately between the U.S. and Mexico.
1948 Moves to New York with his mother.
1956 Rents a studio in New York and studies anatomy with Steven Rogers Peck.
1959 Returns to Mexico.
1960 Marries Carola Schisel.
1963-64

Awarded a grant by the French government (Bourse d’Etudes Libres) and moves to Paris where he works with Stanley William Hayter in his print workshop, the Atelier 17.
1964 Son, Amadeo, is born in Paris.
1966-69

Instructor of Drawing and Mixed Media in the graduate program at the University of Iowa School of Art, Iowa City, Iowa.
1969

Daughter, Caëtana María del Pilar, is born in Iowa City, Iowa.
Returns to France. Travels to Spain and installs himself with his family in Sitges, Barcelona.
1971-72

Invited to participate in the itinerant etching workshop of the Smithsonian Institution in Barcelona, where he resumes his etching activities.
1972 Meets Juana Mordó who offers him his first exhibition in Spain, which will take place in 1974.
1972-73 Visiting Foreign Artist at the Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, Ohio.
1973 Special mention for painting, “May Show”, Cleveland Museum of Art. (catalogue)
1974



Awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellowship.
Begins to etch the “Guggenheim Suite”, portfolio of 15 etchings which will be printed at the Atelier Lacourière-Frélaut of Paris.
Exhibits for the first time in Spain at the Juana Mordó Gallery in Madrid. (catalogue)
1977

Invited to participate in “Documenta 6”, Kassel. (catalogue)
Juana Mordó publishes the “Guggenheim Suite”.
1978

The Biblioteca Nacional (Spanish National Library) organizes the exhibition “Miguel Condé: Guggenheim Suite” in Madrid. (catalogue)
1980



Manus Presse of Stuttgart, Germany, publishes the Catalogue Raisonné “Miguel Condé: Radierungen • Etchings • Grabados • Gravures 1963-1979”.
Invited to participate in the exhibition “Peintres-Graveurs Français” (French Society of Painters and Etchers) in the Bibliotèque National (French National Library) in Paris.
1981 First prize for printmaking, Landesbank, Stuttgart. (catalogue)
1983



The Ministry of Culture of Spain organizes the retrospective exhibition “Miguel Condé: 20 años de obra grabada” (20 years of etching) organized in the Picasso halls of the Biblioteca Nacional (Spanish National Library) in Madrid. The exhibition travels throughout Spain for two years. (catalogue)
1984



The Museum of Fine Arts of Bilbao, Spain, organizes the retrospective exhibition “Miguel Condé: Pinturas, Gouaches, Dibujos”. (catalogue)
Manus Presse of Stuttgart, Germany, publishes the “Baltrusaitis Suite”, portfolio of eight etchings printed at the Atelier Lacourière-Frélaut of Paris.
1985


The Caja de Ahorros y Monte de Piedad de Zaragoza, Aragón y Rioja, organizes the retrospective exhibition “Miguel Condé: Pinturas, Gouaches, Dibujos y Grabados (1973-1985)” at their exhibition centers in Zaragoza and Valencia, Spain. (catalogue)
1986




The Société des Francs Bibliophiles (French Bibliophile Society) of Paris publishes “Chronique des Racines Douces”, book with 10 etchings printed at the Atelier Lacourière-Frélaut of Paris and original text by Michel Croce-Spinelli.
Invited to participate in the exhibition “Peintres-Graveurs Français” (French Society of Painters and Etchers) at the Bibliotèque National (French National Library) in Paris.
1989


First prize “I/89 Euroamericana del Grabado”, Centro de Grabado Contemporáneo of A Coruña, Spain. (catalogue)
Selected artist, “Ibérico 2 Mil” (National Catalogue of Contemporary Art), 1989/90 edition.
1991



Named life member of the Sociéte des Peintres-Graveurs Français (French Society of Painters and Etchers).
Ediciones Archeles of Ciudad Real, Spain, publishes “Tempestas”, portfolio of six etchings printed in the Atelier Lacourière-Frélaut of Paris.
1992 Moves to Madrid.
Invited artist, “II Bienal Internacional de Gravado” of the Caixa de Ourense in Ourense, Spain. (catalogue)
Illustration of the unpublished screenplay by Luis Buñuel, “Goya”, which is presented at the Lonja of Zaragoza, and at the Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando in Madrid.
1993 Meets Dan Benveniste, who is to become his printer and eventual collaborator.
Ediciones EEGEE-3 of Madrid publishes 19 etchings printed by Dan Albert Benveniste and presents them at the Fundación Carlos de Amberes in Madrid.
1994 Invited artist and member of the jury of the “III Bienal Internacional de Gravado” of the Caixa de Ourense in Ourense, Spain. (catalogue)
Selected artist for the Premio Nacional de Grabado 1994 (National Graphic Arts prize) of the Calcografía Nacional of the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando in Madrid.
Sen Gallery of Madrid publishes “August”, book with five etchings printed at the workshop of Ediciones Benveniste and five original poems by Marcos Ricardo Barnatán.
1996 The Town Hall of Madrid, Spain, publishes Gerardo Diego’s “El Romancero de la Novia” with two etchings printed in the workshop of Ediciones Benveniste in Madrid.
Ediciones ‘f’ of Madrid publishes the “Serie Erótica” (The Erotic Suite), consisting of two sets of six etchings printed in the workshop of Ediciones Benveniste in Madrid.
1998 The Town Hall of Madrid commemorates 25 years of exhibiting in Spain with the retrospective exhibition “Miguel Condé, Grandes Formatos” (Large Formats) in the Centro Cultural del Conde Duque of Madrid. (catalogue)
1999 The Caja San Fernando organizes the anthological exhibition “Miguel Condé” in the Salas San Fernando of Seville, Spain. (catalogue)
Awarded the “Premio Penagos de Dibujo” (Penagos Drawing Prize) by the Fundación Cultural Mapfre Vida in Madrid. (Catalogue)
OGC Michèle Broutta publishes “Le Témoin”, portfolio with six etchings printed at the workshop of Ediciones Benveniste and original text by René de Obaldia.
2000 Invited by the City of Madrid to design the poster for the San Isidro festivities.
2001 Paolo Plotegher defends his thesis “Miguel Condé, Tra Messico, Europa e Stati Uniti” at the University of Udine, Italy.
2003-04 Arte y Naturaleza of Madrid publishes “Canto al cuerpo I y II”, a series of large format monotypes printed at the workshop of Benveniste BCP&P in Madrid.

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