Antonio Lorenzo

Antonio Lorenzo

Antonio Lorenzo

Madrid 1922

This contemporary painter was students of Francisco Esteve Botey and of Daniel Vázquez Díaz, and he studied at the Central School of Fine Arts of Madrid. Antonio Lorenzo started his professional activity with portraits and mural painting, which he shared with teaching. Around 1955 he moved towards Abstraction, and he was one of the first informalists. He made part of the group Cuenca, along with Antonio Saura, Gustavo Torner, Fernando Zóbel, Gerardo Rueda, Eusebio Sempere and some other painters located in Cuenca. From his friendship with Fernando Zóbel, in 1966 he collaborated on a joint project to integrate the founding board of the Museum of Abstract Art of Cuenca. The importance of his graphic work is remarkable, since this mean allowed him to achieve a great creativity and formal quality.