Manolo Belzunce

Born in 1944 - Spain


Manolo Belzunce born in Lorca (Murcia) in 1944.
He began his career by painting in the workshop of Carlos Gomez and he
known among other artists Gomez Cano, who would be a leader in some periods of his work. He studied at the School of Arts and Crafts of Murcia and Granada. After working in graphic veiled with Maestro Antonio Carbonell would be also a professor at the School of Arts and Crafts.
In 1973, after a trip to Holland, France and Belgium returns to Spain and works in the advertising agency Wings in Las Palmas de Gran Canarias. After this period in the Islands, again travels to Brussels and Amsterdam.
From 1976 he settled in Barcelona (Ruby) and Acting School of Arts of the town.
He resides in 1981 in Arles (France) where co-founder of Triangle Group, which performs a series of roadshows by the Region of Bouches du Rhone (Marseille) is.
In 1984 he settled in Mira-sol, Sant Cugat, and in 1985 founded a workshop of engraving and drawing (The Point) with the artists Josep Borras and Carlos Mendez.
From the 80s leads an intense artistic life, not only in the Western Vallés with the Foundation of Collective Yerba also through various prizes, competitions and participation in exhibitions, grants and support from both the Generalitat de Catalunya and La Noesis, Paris Calaceite (Teruel) foundation.
In France it is Granted by Rurart and later the Museum Juan Cabre makes him a major retrospective, and the University of Bellaterra gives the award for the realization of a mural. Also it exhibited in the prestigious hall Le Confort Moderne in Poitiers, (France).
a sculpture made with FPA Students in the park Granadiere (Poitiers) and is Granted by the Banco Exterior of Spain and the Ministry of Culture of France, Rur-Art.
Workshops invited Noja, SIANOJA (Santander), Medana -Art (Croatia), Otsenica (Poland), French Ministry of Culture, Pyrenees Orientales (Moissac) and Charles University D'Gaulle (Lille).
His work is shown in more than 50 museums around the world, he has illustrated several books Artist and has made numerous murals highlighting the mural "Children bathing in the ditch of Ceuta" which is by volume the largest in the region Murcia and one of the largest in Spain.
Manolo Belzunce is undoubtedly the most representative Murcian artist of the moment thanks to the honesty of their work and the long list of awards, scholarships, grants and other merits within his long career .

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His work is shown in more than 50 museums around the world, he has illustrated several books Artist and has made numerous murals. The list of exhibitions occupy too much space.
In 1986 one of his works win the award from the Autonomous University of Bellaterra for a mural at the School of Translators and Interpreters. The murals have been key to the art of Belzunce.
In 1988 workshops with students of Arts and Crafts Schools in Ciudad Real and Teruel.
He resides in 1992 for three months, a grant from the Ministry of Culture of France in Poitiers, where he made a sculpture in collaboration with students L.P.A. Grand Pont, and exhibited at the gallery Confort Moderne in Poitiers.
In 1993 he held his first retrospective exhibition, specifically at the Sant Cugat Cultural Centre. Also it has a retrospective exhibition at the Cultural Center Joan Cabré Calaceite (Teruel).
The year 1995 would be one of the most international in its exhibitions. He traveled to Budapest and exhibited drawings and prints at the Museum of Budapest. Also in the Netherlands, particularly in Amsterdam, he showed his work at the International Art Fair.
Return to Murcia and latest works
In 1996 return to Murcia, the land where he was born, to spend a long season.
After two years he is funded by the University of Lille Charles DeGaulle for the realization of a sculpture in Villeneuve CampusUniversitario D¿agtsen France.
Two of the latest works by Manolo Belzunce have been the creation of the mural Children playing in the acequia¿ for the Open Air Museum of the city of Ceuta, and in 2005, along with Haro, the Mural of Children's Hospital in Chingetti Mauritania.

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