Antonio Capel

By Artist Painter Antonio Capel

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He was born on January 19, 1960 in Tetouan. Since 1961 resides in the city of Palencia. He made his first solo exhibition at eleven years old. He was born in Tétouan (Morocco) in January 19th 1960 and lives in Palencia since 1961. His first solo exhibition took place when he was only 11 years old. Capel – Antonio Carlos Guzmán Capel, known by his artistic name Capel (Tétouan, January 19th) is a Spanish hyper-realistic painter settled in Palencia (Castilla y León). Since 1961 he lives in Palencia (Castilla y León). He is a self-taught artist. He demonstrated his innate qualities for drawing and painting since he was a boy. He held his first exhibition when he was only 11 years old. Since then, he successively celebrated a new exhibition every year. When he turned 14 he exhibited his work in Switzerland, being considered as a Painting Genius by the local critics; up until then no one had known such a young and talented artist with such faculties to create pieces of this high quality.



2014 Work exhibited in “The Ages of Man.” Aranda de Duero, Burgos
—– Portrait of John Paul II to the National Basilica in Washington

2012 portrait of Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart, Duchess of Alba
—– Course and Conference on Pattern Psychology University of Merida Yucatan, Mexico

2011 Portrait of Catherine Lacoste and Angel Piñero

2010 Proclamation bullfighting poster for the festival of Ciudad Real 2010

2009 Portrait of Brother Rafael (Rafael Arnaiz Baron), for canonization October 11, 2009 at the Vatican
—– Poster announcing Davis Cup, Murcia

2006 Honorable Mention Award Air Force, MADRID
—– Work entitled “Gitanillos” for the film from Guillermo Fesser, “Candida”

2005 Feria Bullfighting Poster 1st Prize LION
—– 2nd PrizeAir Force, MADRID

2004 1st Prize Bullfighting poster of San Antolin Palencia

2003 1st Painting Prize Toresma MADRID
—– Honorable Mention Award Air Force, MADRID

2002 Finalist Award Toresma 2 MADRID
—– 1st Honorable Mention Award Air Force, MADRID

2001 Finalist Award “Lordship Bértiz” Pamplona

1998 Silver Medal of the City of San Juan, ALICANTE

1997 1st Prize Ciudad Rodrigo, Salamanca

1996 LVII National Exhibition of Fine Arts in Valdepeñas, CIUDAD REAL

1989 Popular Prize at the 1st Fast Painting Contest “El Retiro, Madrid

1988 Second prize in the 1st National Painting Competition XV of Teruel

1987 honorary Accésit IV Painting Competition “Ciudad de Miranda de Ebro” BURGOS

1985 1st Prize in Painting Competition IV in Melilla
—– 3rd Prize in the IV JAÉN Painting Prize (Club “63”), JAÉN
—– 1st Prize “Ciudad de Murcia” in Cartagena

1983 Special Mention for Painting in the Winter Hall of Avignon, France
—– Painting Grant County Council of Palencia
—– 2nd National Painting Competition Award field Criptana, CIUDAD REAL
—– 1st Prize in Yecla, Murcia

1982 1st Prize in Martos, Jaén
—– Silver Plaque in CORDOBA

I 2nd Prize 1980 National Youth Contest “gallery Amadis” MADRID
—– 1st Prize in Barbastro, Huesca
—– 1st Prize in Aranda de Duero., BURGOS
—– 1st Prize “Garcia Gongora” Ateneo de ALMERIA
—– V Biennale Finalist “LION Province” 1981 1st Prize in Mora TOLEDO
—– 2nd Prize in Rota,

1979 Second Prize Painting Competition “Rafael Zabaleta” JAÉN
—– 1st Prize in XXX Art Salon in Puertollano, Ciudad Real
—– Honorable Mention in the Prix II “Rioja” LOGROÑO
—– 1st Prize “City of Benicarlo” CASTELLÓN

1978 Special Honorable Mention in Pego, Alicante

1977 2nd Prize in Medina del Campo, Valladolid
—– 2nd prize in the Provincial Savings Bank of Valladolid

1976 Honorable Mention II Biennial of Huesca
—– Art Finalist in Sport 76, BILBAO

1975 1st Prize Young Painters. Guardo, Palencia

1974 1st National Prize “City of Ceuta”
—– Honorable Mention at the “Army” Painting Prize, MADRID


Palacio de Liria, collection of the Duchess of Alba

Museum of Contemporary Art, MADRID

Museum of Contemporary Art, LION

Museum of Contemporary Art. Ayllon, SEGOVIA

Provincial Museum of Ceuta.

Museum Shooting, GRANADA

Museum Criptana, CIUDAD REAL

Fine Arts Museum of Granada


Caja de Ahorros Provincial de Valladolid

Box Spain. Palencia


San Diego (USA)

Las Vegas (USA)

Washington (USA)

Puerto La Cruz and Caracas, VENEZUELA


GUATEMALA, Paris, Ireland, Hong Kong …, others in Spain

Germany, Mexico DF, Nice

Palacio de Liria, collection of the Duchess of Alba


The value of a look, Faculty of Social Sciences and Communication. Murcia. Soledad Llanes

Spanish Art, 1979-1993

Diart 1981

Peliart 1977, 1981

Caja de Ahorros Provincial de Valladolid Report 1978

Batik 1981

National Painting and Sculpture Contests Mª Teresa Coca. Valladolid 1981

Arteder 82 International Exhibition of Graphic Works Bilbao 1982

Special Arteguía Palencia 1989 monograph on

CAPEL, 1990 by José María Sparta

Arteguía 1992-93

D’Art Grup Yearbook 1996-97 Escolà

I International Fair of Contemporary Art of Castilla and Leon ARCALE 1997

Tribute 16 artists around Santiago Amon. Provincial prov. Palencia

Palencia Tourism 1997

Art 21 Las Vegas 2000

25 Years of Contemporary Art Palencia, 1975-2000

Toresma-April 2, 2002

History of 4th ESO (Editorial ECIR)

Cossio 2006

Artelibre.netPainting Collection of the City of Palencia

Painting Collection of the City of Palencia


2014 Gallery Artelibre, “Something more than realism VIII”, Zaragoza.
—– Cortijo Miraflores, Marbella
2013 Factory-Art Gallery, Berlin, Germany
—– Palacio de Cibeles, Madrid

2012 Art Fair Bolzano, from March 16 to 18, ITALY
—– Galería Javier Román, MALAGA

2011 Elizabeth Foundation Frontela, Palencia

2010 Group exhibition inthe room Mauro Muriedas Torrelavega, summer
—– Help “New Men,” Bishop Nicolas Castellanos, Caja Duero, Palencia
—– City of Palencia Collection Foundation Diaz Caneja

2009 Global Art Gallery, Barcelona
—- -Safety Spain, Palencia

2008 Sharon Art Gallery, LION

2006 Sharon Art Gallery, LION

2004 Showroom Caja Spain, Palencia
—– Room BBVA exhibitions, Valladolid

2003 Tribute to Claudio Prieto Diaz in Caneja Foundation Palencia
—- -Dick Van Restoration Gallery MADRID

2000 Art Seville 2000 SEVILLE
—–Art Santander SANTANDER
—–ARTEXPO, Las Vegas (Nevada) USA
—- Collective in San Diego, USA
—–25 years Caneja Diaz Contemporary Art Foundation, Palencia

1999 Cantabri Box , SANTANDER
—- – Safety Spain, Palencia

1997 1st International Fair of Contemporary Art C. and L. Salamanca
—– Gallery Mar BARCELONA
—– C. J. Art Gallery, Valladolid
—– Gallery Ercilla, BILBAO

1996 Southern Art, International Contemporary Art Fair, GRANADA
—– Martin Gallery Brezmes ZAMORA
—– Sala Juan Larrea, BILBAO

1995 Collective Gallery Torres, BILBAO

1992 Box Spain, Palencia

1990 International Art Gallery, BILBAO

1989 Renoir Room Collective, Zaragoza
—- -Central Art Gallery, LEON

1988 Collective Gallery Torres, BILBAO

1986 PO Box , BASIN-TOLEDO-San Lorenzo del Escorial

1985 Duran exhibitions, MADRID
—- – GalleryTuscany. VALENCIA

1984 Fine Arts Gallery, GIJÓN
—– Guest in the Hall of Nations, PARIS

1982Gallery Rua 2 BURGOS
—– Gallery of the College of Physicians in CÁCERES

1980 Gallery Ajuria, Palencia

1979 Tingad Gallery, Salamanca

1974 Gallery Fribourg Bulle, SWITZERLAND

1971 Exhibition at the 1st Division of the Office of Information and Tourism, Palencia