Biography and Works of Maria Paz Jimenez

JIMÉNEZ Escudero, María Paz

(Valladolid, 1909 - San Sebastian, 1975)

María Paz Jiménez was born in Valladolid in 1909. During his childhood and with his family

he settled in San Sebastian where his interest in painting was awakened, he learned

and practice in a self-taught way.

In 1933, after his marriage, he moved to Madrid and with the outbreak of the War

Civil goes into exile in Argentina, which he takes advantage of to continue his education. To his

return to San Sebastian, in 1945, participates in the artistic life of the city and

she intensifies her work as a painter.

The continuous trips to Paris allow the approach to the renewing currents and,

from his initial surreal and fantastic style, he adopts an expressionism of evocation

cubist who captures in wide formats with abundant and pasty matter. In stages

later he will use sands and plastic paintings within the informalist trend

until leading, in the 60s, to the purest abstraction, monochrome and

spatial.

María Paz Jiménez, who was always linked to the avant-garde, died in 1975 and her

figure and work can be considered references of remarkable importance for much of

the protagonists of contemporary art in the Basque Country.

Bilbao 2011 - 2012

María Paz Jiménez: abstract work, 1949-1975. Bilbao, Michel Mejuto Gallery, 24

november 2011 - 7 January 2012.

Irun (Gipuzkoa) 2020

María Paz Jiménez : diamante egonezina = restless diamond. Irun, Menchu Gal Aretoa, 17

september - 22 November 2020.

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