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amadeo gabino
* 1922 - † 2005 Valencia
The sculptor Amadeo Gabino (Valencia, *1922 - †2005) started to work in his father’s workshop, and after the civil war he studied at the Escuela de Bellas Artes in Valecia. After graduating, he received a scholarship at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome, also at the School of Fine Arts of the Louvre in Paris and at the Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Hamburg, as well as a scholarship of the Ford Foundation in New York. In the late forties he moved to Madrid, where he developed initially a work linked to the trend of the new sculpture, to finally achieve his own language with images of technological civilization that he had met during his trip to North America. At the beginnings of his career his sculpture took the characteristics of non-figurative expressionism, perhaps influenced by the brutalist art of Julio González. But it was not until 1965 when he developed a special technique of collage, based on metal plates of iron, aluminum and brass, whose subject was based on new technologies and the space race. Amadeo Gabino is with Chillida, Serrano, Alfaro and Chirino, one of the most significant artists of contemporary Spanish sculpture.