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Manuel Angeles Ortiz

Manuel Angeles Ortiz

Manuel Angeles Ortiz was born in Jaen in 1895 but Granada would be his city of adoption. There he studies to be a painter with Juan Larrocha and at the Superior School of Industrial Arts. Close friend of Federico Garcia Lorca, they will collaborate on numerous occasions
In 1919 he marries Francisca Alarcon with whom he would have a daughter,  Isabel Clara. He visits Madrid and meets Dalí, Moreno Villa or Buñuel and later on he would go to Paris. There he will become a close friend of Picasso.His stay in Paris allows Manuel Ángeles Ortiz to get close with the group of artists of the School of Paris and participate in their exhibitions. He also collaborates with Luis Buñuel  in “La edad de oro”. From 1932 to 1939 he returns to Spain, there he will meet Torres-García and Neruda. He will collaborate with the Antifascist intellectual league and will exhibit at the Spanish republic pavilion. At the end of the Spanish civil war he exiles in Paris with Picasso’s help.
Later on, at the beginning of the II world war painter Manuel Angeles Ortiz settles in Argentina until 1949. From those years are his wood sculptures. In 1949 he goes back to Paris and travels through Europe.
In 1957 Manuel Angeles Ortiz returns to Granada. This trip to the city of his childhood it’s a turning point in his work, there he begins his famous series, many of them inspired directly in the geography of the city: Paseos de cipreses (cypress path), Albicin (a famous Granada neighborhood), Misteriosa Alhambra  (Mysterious Alhambra)…

It caused a great impact in his life, as he remembered: “That visit stirred everything that my youth had meant to me, my childhood, those moments broken by endless circumstances. I spent a lot of time without painting, just walking, talking to people. My obsession was Federico (Garcia-Lorca): the reasons, where, when”. He would keep a close relation with Granada for the rest of his life.

In 1964 he marries Brigitte Badin, who will inspire him series such as Cabeza de mujer (Woman head) and, specially, Cabezas multiples (Multiple heads).

In 1981 he receives the Premio Nacional de Artes Plásticas (The national prize of Fine Arts) and is appointed Favorite Son of Jaen.

In 1982 our gallery begins to work with him, a relation that will last until his death, in 1984, when he passes in Paris while we were preparing his first solo exhibition at Sala Dalmau.

In 1989 his remains are sent to Granada and is posthumously appointed Adoptive Son of the city.

Manuel Ángeles Ortiz CV

Manuel Angeles Ortiz - Solo exhibitions (selection)


Dibujos, Sala Dalmau, Barcelona.


El solo sabe pintar,  Caja Rural Granada Foundation, Granada.

Participates in the exhibition 1939, exilio republicano español, Arquería de Nuevos Ministerios, Madrid.


Participates in the exhibition Picasso and the Exodus. A Spanish history of art  in  resistance.  Les Abbatoirs, Toulouse.

Manuel Angeles Oritz, "La magia de Granada", Sala Dalmau Gallery, Barcelona.
Manuel Ángeles Ortiz en las colecciones jiennenses, Jaén Museum.
Pintures i objectes, Sala Dalmau Gallery, Barcelona.
Manuel Ángeles Ortiz y el retrato, Itinerant Granada and Jaén. Organized by the Junta de Andalucia.
Manuel Angeles Ortiz. Obra gráfica. Spanish Contemporary Engraving Museum, Marbella.
Exposición homenaje, Sala Dalmau Gallery, Barcelona.
El jardín de Melisendra. Manuel Angeles Ortiz. Archivo Manuel de Falla. Granada.
Manuel Angeles Ortiz. Granada els indrets viscuts. Can Palauet Exhibition Hall, Mataró.
Manuel Angeles Ortiz en Granada. Fine Arts Museum of Granada.  Carlos V Palace Alhambra. Granada.
Un retablo para Maese Pedro. The sceneries made by Manuel Angeles Ortiz, Hernando Viñes and Hermenegildo Lanz for the play of Manuel de Falla El retablo de Maese Pedro (1923)  were presented In this exhibition. Itinerant:  Archivo Manuel de Falla , Granada, Sala Dalmau Gallery, Barcelona, Residencia de Estudiantes, Madrid.
Exposicón retrospectiva, Reina Sofía Museum, Madrid.
Los Condes de Gabia Palace, Granada.
Contemporary Art Museum, Seville.
Monjo Museum, Vilassar de Mar, Barcelona.
Arte Gráfico. Manuel Angeles Ortiz. Calcografia Nacional, Madrid.
Obra gráfica. Condes de Gabia Palace. Diputación de Granada. Granada.
Memoria de Granada. Federico García Lorca’s House Museum, Fuente Vaqueros.
Provincial Museum, Teruel.
Caja de Ahorros La General, Granada.
Argentona City Council Argentona, Barcelona.
Pablo Gargallo Museum, Zaragoza.
Monjo Museum, Vilassar de Dalt, Barcelona.
Exposición antológica, Junta de Andalucía. Itinerant ,Jaén, Granada and Seville.
House of Spain, Paris.
La rosa inmortal de Manuel Angeles Ortiz. Federico García Lorca’s House Museum, Fuente Vaqueros.
Canem gallery, Castellón.
Grabados. Arc-en-Ciel gallery, Granada.
Retorno a la ciudad y a su tiempo. Salón de la Academia, Granada.
Exposición homenaje, Madraza Palace, Granada
Exposición homenaje. The book Memoria de Granada: Manuel Angeles Ortiz y Federico García-Lorca by Antonina Rodrigo was presented In this exhibition.
Exposición homenaje, House of Spain, Paris.
School of Applied Arts and Artistic Trades, Granada.
Palace Gallery, Granada.
Manuel de Falla Auditorium / Rodríguez Acosta Foundation, Granada.
Itinerant: Spanish Museum of contemporary art, Madrid, Contemporary Art Museum, Seville and  Provincial and Archeological Museum, Jaén.
Ignacio de Lassaletta Gallery, Barcelona.
Sala de Exposiciones, Banco de Granada, Granada.
Juana Mordó Gallery, Madrid.
Recalde Gallery, Bilbao.
Manuel Angeles Ortiz, dibujos y papeles recortados”, Litoral Gallery, Alicante.
Sala de Exposiciones, Banco de Granada, Granada.
Juana Mordó Gallery, Madrid.
Contemporary Art National Museum, Madrid.
Fina Gómez Foundation, Madrid.
R. Creuze Gallery, Paris.
Bonino Gallery, Buenos Aires.
Henriette Niepce Gallery, Paris.
Viau Gallery, Buenos Aires.
Müller Gallery, Buenos Aires.
Müller Gallery, Buenos Aires.
Müller Gallery, Buenos Aires.
Dibujos 1920, L. Flanning Gallery, Buenos Aires.
Participates at the Spanish Republic Pavilion at the Universal Exhibition in Paris with the work "Fugitivos".
Friends of Arts Society. Bibliotecas y Museos Palace, Madrid.
Berger Gallery, Paris.
4 Chemins Gallery , Paris.
Exhibition at the Sociedad de Artistas Ibéricos, Madrid.
Artistic Center (with Ramón Carazo), Granada.


Manuel Angeles Ortiz - Museums and collections (selection)

MOMA, New York.
Napoléonien Museum, Ile d’Aix.
Grenoble Museum.
Banc de Sabadell Foundation, Barcelona.
Mapfre Foundation, Madrid.
IVAM Museum, Valencia.
Government of Andalucia
Fine Arts Museum, Granada.
Fine Arts Museum, Jaen.
Malaga Museum.
MªJ Jové Foundation, A Corunya.
Fundació Federico García-Lorca, Madrid.
Ángel Barrios Museum, Granada.
Contemporary art Museum, Sevilla.

Manuel Angeles Ortiz - Selected bibliography

“Manuel Ángeles Ortiz” Ministry of Culture, 1980.
“Manuel Ángeles Ortiz 1895-1984”. Andalusia Government, 1986
“Manuel Ángeles Ortiz” Granada City Council, 1989
“Memorias de Granada” de Antonina Rodrigo, Diputación provincial of Granada, 1993
“Manuel Ángeles Ortiz” Reina Sofia Museum, 1996
“Manuel Ángeles Ortiz en Granada” Andalusia government, 1998
“Manuel Ángeles Ortiz: Granada, els indrets viscuts” Diputació de Barcelona. 1998
“El jardín de Melisendra” Granada City Council and Manuel de Falla Archives, 1999
 “Manuel Ángeles Ortiz”, Spanish Museum of Contemporary Engraving. 2001
“Manuel Ángeles Ortiz y el retrato”, Andalusia government 2006
“Manuel Ángeles Ortiz. Países” de Luis Panea, published by Esparvel editions.




Avui 1996