Biographies

Pedro Briceño

Born in Barcelona, Anzoátegui state, on May 22, 1931. He studied at the School of Applied Arts and Caracas, where his teachers Ernest Maragall sculpture and Francisco Narvaez, and from which he graduated in 1955. In 1954 appeared at the Free Art Workshop his first exhibition, comprising works of abstract organic trend executed in plaster. In 1955 he left for Europe, once lived in Rome while studying at the School of Ornamental Arts, and then went to London to join the Central School of Arts and Crafts, where he was a student of sculptor Robert Adams. At this stage of their learning to their work incorporated the use of iron and shapes characteristic of the building style that, once back in Caracas in 1958, developed in his next work today. In the same year 1958 he joined the School of Visual Arts Christopher Rojas as a teacher, activity accompanied by sporadic performances in art criticism, in the exercise of which is co-author of two books on Venezuelan sculpture. Performed solo exhibitions at the MBA, 1959, 1961 and 1972 Ateneo de Caracas, 1966, Ateneo de Barcelona, Anzoátegui, 1971, Gallery Wall, 1978; Francisco Museum of Modern Art Narvaez, Porlamar, Nueva Esparta State, 1980; Gallery municipal de Arte Moderno, Puerto La Cruz, Anzoategui State, 1979; Gallery Durban, 1989. In 1964 he received the National Sculpture Prize for his part in the XXV Annual Art Exhibition Official Venezuelan also won Eugenia Maria Curiel in the same room, and Nobel Mujica Andres Perez in the Hall Arturo Michelena, Valencia, 1966 . In 1977 he received the Award Julio Morales Lara in the same room. In 1981 he was awarded the Order of Andrés Bello in his class.

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