Rafael Canogar

Rafael Canogar

Rafael Canogar

Toledo 1935

Painter and engraver. He founded El Paso group. He is one of the main figures in Abstract art in Spain. National Art Prize by the Ministry of Culture in 1982. Member of Royal Academy of San Fernando in 1991. Named as a Doctor Honoris Causa by UNED in 2001. Gold MEdal in Fine Arts by Ministry of Culture of Spain in 2003. National engraving Prize, Calcografía Nacional, Royal Academy of San Fernando in 2012. It is difficult to include his artwork in any artistic style, but it can be said that the gesture, the matter and the colour are present signs in his informal, figurative and abstract aesthetics. His artwork has international relevance and can be seen in several museums, art collections and galleries.