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JUAN BATTLE PLANAS
Spanish painter whose pictorial and surrealist personality is nourished by several sources that range from the Zen philosophy to his research about psychoanalysis, Wilhem Reich’s ergonomics, poetry and painting.

He was born in Torroella de Montgri, Girona in 1911 and moved to Buenos Aires with his family in 1913. In 1924 he entered the Industrial School and specialized in mechanics and dying. In 1926, he took classes on metal engraving.

During his artistic career he participated in several individual exhibitions and in 580 collective ones.

In 1939 he inaugurated his first individual exhibition with 32 colleagues.
In 1947 he opened a studio to teach drawing and painting.
In 1953 he began teaching classes on the psychology of form.
In 1948 he exhibited his work about energetic rhythms in the Müller Gallery.
In 1949 the Buenos Aires Institute of Modern Art made a retrospective of his work.
In 1956 he exhibited the series Situaciones produced in D’arte Gallery in Rome.

Three years later he inaugurated a huge exhibition with 106 pieces in the National Museum of Fine Arts in Buenos Aires. In 1960 he received the Palanza Award from the National Academy of Fine Arts in Argentina.

He died in Buenos Aires in 1966.

Figuras Tomando el Te - Juan Battle Planas
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