Eduardo Arroyo

(b. 1937)

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(1937– )

Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, stage designer, potter, and film-maker, active mainly in France. He was born in Madrid and was largely self-taught as an artist. In 1958 he left Spain to avoid military service, living in Paris until 1968, then spending four years in Milan before returning to Paris in 1973. He was among the artists who took a studio in La Ruche after it reopened in 1978. Arroyo's work has been varied, but typically he uses imagery in a Pop art vein to satirize targets in the world of art or politics or aspects of Spanish life. In one painting a white-faced woman, with colourful earrings and no hair, weeps. The title informs the viewer that this is the wife of a miner whose head has been shaved by the police (Sama de langreo (Atsuries) September 1963, 1970).

Subjects: Art.

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