Biography and Works of Vicente Ameztoy

San Sebastián, 1946 - Villabona, 2001

He is one of the most unique and unclassifiable creators of Basque figurative painting. He started in the painting of the hand of Ascensio Martiarena. She was very precocious: she exhibited for the first time at the age of 14, at the age of 16 she won a prize, and at the age of 18, in 1964, she participated in the Festival of the Two Worlds from Spoleto (Italy).

He attended painting classes to get into the San Fernando School of Fine Arts, from Madrid, but soon left them and it can be said that he was almost entirely self-taught.

In 1976, he was included in a Basque art collective in Barcelona, Totem Gallery and an individual was dedicated to him in the gallery Juana Mordó from Madrid. He also participated in the exhibition New Spanish Painting from New York, Hasting Gallery/Spanish Institute.

He collaborated in the art direction of the film Cows (1992), by Julio Medem. His last major work (1993-2000) was a pictorial set in the hermitage of Our Lady of Remelluri in Labastida (Álava), linked to the wineries Remelluri; it consists of a table of The Paradise and a series of full-length saints.

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