Manuel Muñoz Barberan

Born in 1921 - Spain


Manuel Munoz Barberan (1921- 2007) is a Spanish writer and painter. Self-taught, multidisciplinary and versatile, he creates prolific pieces. He excels in his creation of series of sonnets and litographs. His artistic education started at the Municipal Academy of Lorca. He acquired his knowledge by analyzing pieces exhibited at the Prado Museum and at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Madrid. He then started working in the photographic studio of Juan Navarro Morata. An eternal vagabond, he paints numerous countries (Portugal, Germany, the Netherlands, Morroco, the United Kingdom, Czech Republic )

Artists such as Fortuny, Goya and Velasquez are a source of inspiration for him.

The artist specializes in religious mural paintings and accurately depicting the landscapes of his country. He decrypts the urban world and captures euphoric moments with a striking and unique style.
Manuel Munoz Barberan, contributed to the reconstruction of important projects, such as the San Antolin Temple and the Yecla Basilic. Working with other artists, he has also done several books and has illustrated several press articles. Through a meticulous research, he dedicated a biographical book to Perez de Hita (father of the Spanish historical novel). He has received several distinctions and awards: the Silver Palm at the Alicante Biennale in 1962, the Third Medal of the Salon d'Automne in Madrid in 1964, and the first prize at the National Exhibition of Cieza in 1968..... He was named academician of fine arts at the Notre Dame de Arrixaca and received the highest distinction by the art critics by the association of the city of Murcia. He was at the pinnacle of his career when he received the award of the order of civil merit by the Ministry of Foreign affairs, a posthumous title and the gold medal of the region of Murcia by the government.

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