oil on canvas
oil on canvas
Originally purchased by Joseph Moss and repurchased thru Austin Art Auction in Oct/Nov 2015. Upon inspection there are several miniscule white spots through the black and a faint scratch with light smudge marks around the top middle of the black background.
Jesús Navarro was born in Jerez, (Cadiz), located in southern Spain, in 1952. By the age of twelve his artistic talents led him to the local school of arts and crafts (Escuela de Artes y Oficios de Jerez) where he studied painting and sculpture. At this time He also became the apprentice of locally renowned painter, Ramírez Toro, under which Navarro learned the complex techniques of classical painting. In 1971, Navarro moved to Barcelona where he began a phase of self-teaching, focusing on combining classical techniques along with his newly discovered self interests in detailed formation of compositions. Three short years later, Navarro’s first exhibition was held in Zamora, Spain at the bank Caja de Ahorros. At the age of 25, Navarro partnered with other painters along with the City Hall of Barcelona to create the Escuela de Arte Tres en Raya where he was the director. In 1996, Navarro’s work was part of a collective exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Miami, Florida. The museum acquired a piece from this exhibition for their permanent collection. Navarro’s work has continued to grow in popularity allowing him to exhibit his work in Spanish cities such as Madrid, Torredembarra, Barcelona, Majorca, Vigo, Malaga, Valencia and in Scotland, China and the United States. The art of Navarro is found in private collections in Europe, Asia, North and South America.