Ortiz Alfau Biography

Established Spanish painter and illustrator, Ortiz Alfau is best regarded for his FIGURATIVE EXPRESSIONIST works.

Initially self-trained, the Artist polished his skills by studying in Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain and Paris (1961 ? 1962). Between 1961 and 1975, Ortiz Alfau worked as an illustrator for various Parisian magazines, such as NICOLE DE FRANCE and KRISARTS, as well as the Spanish editorial, EL COFRE BILBAINO. During this period, the Artist also began working on Graphic Prints with the group, GRUPO DE ESTAMPA POPULAR IN BILBAO.

The Artist has exhibited at over 100 COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS, between 1957 and 2000, in Colombia, Italy, Mexico, Portugal, and Spain.

A selected list of his SOLO EXHIBITIONS is as follows:


? Arthogar Gallery, Bilbao


? Mikeldi Gallery, Bilbao


? Toison Gallery, Madrid


? Salones Municipales de Arte, Durango, Spain


? Caja de Ahorros Provincial, Valladolid, Spain

? Arte Nova Gallery, Porto, Portugal

? Sala Puntal 2, Torrelavega


? Serrano 19 Gallery, Madrid


? Gavos Gallery, Tarragona, Spain

? Les Voltes Gallery, Cadaques, Spain


? Capitel Gallery, Leiria, Portugal

? Caledonia Gallery, Bilbao


? Regional Museum, Sintra, Portugal


? Muralha Gallery, Guimaraes, Portugal

? Galeria de Arte Inter-Atrium, Porto


? Atelier Edmundo Cruz, Colares, Portugal

? City of Bilbao Foundation

In 1977, the Artist was the recipient of the National Prize in Watercolors (Barcelona) and his works can also be viewed at the following PUBLIC COLLECTIONS: - Llança Watercolor Paintings Museum, Gerona, Spain - Generalitat de Cataluña, Barcelona - Joao Mario Museum, Alenquer, Portugal - Ayuntamiento de Bilbao - BBK ? Bank Collection, Bilbao - National Museum of Watercolors, Mexico City