Alberto Sánchez

 



This compilation work is dedicated to the painter and sculptor Alberto Sanchez Perez Toledo. This artist is the first sculptor vanguard leading fine arts in Castilla-La Mancha. According to experts: A Alberto Sanchez, nature endowed him with an unusual intuitive ability and extraordinary poetic intelligence.
He co-founded the School of Vallecas together with Benjamin Palencia, which also have dedicated work of art in this section xerbar forum. Alberto Sanchez Perez – Self-Portrait. 1919. Pencil, charcoal and ink on paper. 60 x 41 cm. Family collection of the artist Alberto Sanchez Perez , Spanish painter and sculptor. (Toledo, 1895 – Moscow, 1962) is buried in the cemetery of Viedenskoye.

Alberto Sanchez Perez, born in Toledo in 1895, in the neighborhood of the covachuelas, was the son of a baker. In the beginning he was very influenced by Uruguayan Rafael Perez Barradas, and works of that time, 1920, are part of Cubism (Maternity, 1929). In 1927 he founded with Benjamin Palencia the call School of Vallecas in Castilla seeking inspiration.

Alberto reached its peculiar sculptural language through a fusion of elements of popular inspiration, with certain surrealistic features, all treated with sharp styling. Alberto Sanchez, produced the sets for the theater company “La Barraca” by Federico Garcia Lorca. One of his most significant works is the large sculpture, over 12 m high, entitled The Spanish People have a Path that Leads to a Star, exhibited alongside Picasso’s Guernica in the Pavilion of the Spanish Republic in the International Exhibition Paris, 1937.

This work is a copy outside the main entrance of the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, and on a small scale, in the Plaza de Barrionuevo of Toledo. In the gardens of the Vega de Toledo is another work hers: Toledo Women. In Toledo there is also a school that bears his name in the neighborhood polygon. He collaborated with Russian director Grigori Kozintsev in the sets of the film Don Quixote (1957), with a splendid recreation of the people of La Mancha in full Ukraine. He died in Moscow, the city where he lived in exile since 1938, in 1962. Her remains in the cemetery in Moscow.

In 2001 the National Centre de Arte Reina Sofia Museum, dedicated a major retrospective, with a very useful catalog . In recent years, the figure is enlarging its prestige among critics. In 2002 it was held at the Museum of Santa Cruz de Toledo, a more than fitting tribute to possibly illustrious son’s forgotten city of the twentieth century, form solo exhibition, to which the only son of the sculptor he went. He died in October 1962 in the Russian city of Moscow. I hope the collection that have made the Spanish artist you enjoy and contribute to its disclosure.

Alberto (Alberto Sanchez Perez)

Alberto Sánchez Sculptures