Monday, July 6, 2015
Self Portrait with Beret, 1955
Garcia Telia was born in Madrid (1906). After the Spanish Civil War, he had to go into exile in France, but eventually got arrested and was interned in Bremen. He escaped prison in 1942 and fled to Paris where he hid, doing the most diverse occupations until liberation. In 1946 he founded a Spanish Art Journal which soon became a victim of censorship. Pursued by the urge to expression, Telia began painting. His work is represented in numerous private collections and museums in Europe, North America and Japan.