Newcastle Regional Art Gallery

21 February – 10 May 2009

Manolo Ruiz Pipó was born in 1929 in Granada, Andalusia in the south of Spain. In 1942 he began his formal training in drawing at the Arts and Crafts school La Llotja in Barcelona, the same school where Picasso had been a student. In 1954 Ruiz Pipó arrived in Paris and enrolled in the Georg Printmaking Workshop. In Paris he studied the works of Georges de la Tour, his use of light and dark, known as chiaroscuro, became an element he would later use to express sorrow and solitude.

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