Works by Manuel Rivera Hernández
Manuel Rivera Hernández
Granada, España 1927
Manuel Rivera Hernández is one of the artists that make up the El Paso group, along with Rafael Canogar, Martín Chirino, Antonio Saura, among others. He studied at the School of Arts and Crafts of Granada and, later, at the Superior School of Fine Arts of Seville. He was recognised with important awards including the Gold Medal for Merit in the Fine Arts in 1981 and the Knight's Cross of the Order of Arts and Letters of France. His integration in El Paso marked his career in a substantial way, beginning to be known nationally and internationally. His works stand out for an abstraction charged with expressive touches, in which he attaches great importance to the abrupt identity of the material. His works are displayed in the most prestigious museums, galleries and art collections, such as the Reina Sofía National Art Center Museum, the Juan March Foundation, the Prado National Museum, among others.