Fabio Hurtado

Spanish contemporary painter
Un Viaje en Toscana, by Fabio Hurtado, 114 x 81 cm, oil on canvas

Fabio Hurtado (Madrid 1960 – ) is a Spanish contemporary painter, known for an intimate work that shows the feminine universe in an urban context at the beginning of industrial modernity. During his career Hurtado has received important awards and distinctions. In 2004 six of his works were chosen to illustrate a philatelic series entitled “Women and reading”, issued by Correos de España to enhance the cultural integration of women in this country in the twentieth century. Regarding his work, the refined drawing, the underlying emotionality and a certain cinematographic air have been praised.[1][2][3][4]


  • 1 Life and career
  • 2 Distinctions
  • 3 Recent exhibitions
  • 4 References
  • 5 External links

Life and career[edit]

Hurtado was born in Madrid on January 26, 1960 to an Italian mother and a Spanish father. Inclined to the arts from a young age, he entered the Faculty of Fine Arts at the Complutense University of Madrid. In 1984 he graduated and established his first studio as a painter and photographer. For years he combined his teaching work with creative production to achieve international recognition exposing his work in Europe, the United States and Asia.


The Big Crossing, by Fabio Hurtado, 150 x 150 cm, oil on canvas

In 1995 the artist is admitted to the academic senate of the Academy of Modern Art in Rome.[5] In the same year Hurtado receives from the hands of H.M. Queen Sofía of Spain the Medal of Honor awarded to him as well as to another nine artists (including Adrià Pina, Elena Negueroles and Raúl Urrutikoetxea) at the 10th edition of the BMW painting prize award ceremony.[2] Also in 1995 Hurtado received a First Medal for Painting at the Salon de Otoño from the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors (AEPE).[3] In 1998 one of his pieces makes the cover of the Financial Times′ Telecoms World magazine.[6] Years later the Ulster Museum acquires Hurtado’s piece Three Seated Women and a Dog (1997) for its fine art collection.[7] More recently the daily newspaper La Vanguardia chooses one of Hurtado’s paintings to illustrate the cover of its cultural supplement (Culturals) published to celebrate 2017’s Book Day.[8] Fabio Hurtado’s name has been included in several dictionaries and reference books on Spanish art.[9][10] An essay on his art,[11] as well as anthologies of his paintings were published in 1998[12] and 2007.[13]

Recent exhibitions[edit]

  • 2007 Fabio Hurtado – Exhibition at Albermarle Gallery, London, UK[14]
  • 2013 Solo exhibition, Galería Alfama Madrid[15]
  • 2016 Sala Rusiñol, Barcelona; Solo exhibition ‘Tiempos modernos[16]
  • 2017

– until Jan 10: Exposició Nadal 2017 “Ara és el moment” , Galería Sala Rusiñol, Barcelona[17]
– May 4 to Jun 3: “INDRETS SOMIATS” exhibition by Fabio Hurtado & Leo Wellmer, Galería Jordi Barnadas, Barcelona: .[18]
– Ago 5: “Fotogrammi – Diario di un viaggio intimo”, di Fabio Hurtado e Lucia Oliva, Civica Galleria di Palazzo Rocca, Chiavari, Genova, Italia
– Sep 2: collective exhibition ‘El Retorno’ gallery El Aljibe de Haría, Las Palmas, Spain[19]
– Nov 23: collective exhibition Proyecto Tristán, Gran Teatro del Liceo en Barcelona[20]

  • 2018

– Jan-Feb: collective exhibition, “Lanzarote Art Gallery”[21]
– Retrospective exhibition, Fabio Hurtado : un viatge interior; Museu de la Ciutat Casa de Polo, Ajuntament de Vila-real, Castelló[1]
– May 18–21: Art Revolution Taipei fair:European masters, Taipei World Trade Center[22]


  • ^ a b Pontone, Tony. “Fabio Hurtado Un viatge interior” (PDF). vila-real.es. MUSEU DE LA CIUTAT Casa de Polo. Retrieved May 25, 2019..mw-parser-output cite.citation{font-style:inherit}.mw-parser-output .citation q{quotes:”””””””‘””‘”}.mw-parser-output .citation .cs1-lock-free a{background:url(“//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/65/Lock-green.svg/9px-Lock-green.svg.png”)no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .citation .cs1-lock-limited a,.mw-parser-output .citation .cs1-lock-registration a{background:url(“//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d6/Lock-gray-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-gray-alt-2.svg.png”)no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .citation .cs1-lock-subscription a{background:url(“//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/aa/Lock-red-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-red-alt-2.svg.png”)no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration{color:#555}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription span,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration span{border-bottom:1px dotted;cursor:help}.mw-parser-output .cs1-ws-icon a{background:url(“//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/4c/Wikisource-logo.svg/12px-Wikisource-logo.svg.png”)no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output code.cs1-code{color:inherit;background:inherit;border:inherit;padding:inherit}.mw-parser-output .cs1-hidden-error{display:none;font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-visible-error{font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-maint{display:none;color:#33aa33;margin-left:0.3em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration,.mw-parser-output .cs1-format{font-size:95%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-left,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-left{padding-left:0.2em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-right,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-right{padding-right:0.2em}
  • ^ a b “X Premio BMW de Pintura 1995”. scribd.com. Retrieved May 28, 2019.
  • ^ a b “Salón de Otoño Desde 1920 hasta la actualidad”. salondeotoño.es. Retrieved May 25, 2019.
  • ^ “Fabio Hurtado”. poramoralarte-exposito.blogspot.com. Retrieved May 25, 2019.
  • ^ “Senato Accademico”. aiam.it. Retrieved May 25, 2019.
  • ^ “FT Telecoms World”. youhuaaa.com. Retrieved May 25, 2019.
  • ^ “Three Seated Women and a Dog – Ulster Museum”. artuk.org. Retrieved May 25, 2019.
  • ^ “La Vanguardia publica la guía más completa para el Día del Libro”. lavanguardia.com. Retrieved May 25, 2019.
  • ^ “DICCIONARIO DE PINTORES Y ESCULTORES ESPAÑOLES DEL SIGLO XX”. iberlibro.com. Retrieved May 25, 2019.
  • ^ Diccionario de artistas contemporáneos de Madrid. Alderabán. ISBN 9788488676177.
  • ^ Saez Angulo, Jose. “Fabio Hurtado, mitología propia en la pintura”. dialnet.unirioja.es. Espiral de las Artes. Retrieved May 25, 2019.
  • ^ “Fabio Hurtado”. iberlibro.com. ED. SAMMER. Retrieved May 25, 2019.
  • ^ _-new Fabio Hurtado Check |url= value (help). Sammer Ediciones.
  • ^ “Fabio Hurtado – Current Exhibition”. isendyouthis.com. Retrieved May 25, 2019.
  • ^ “Fabio Hurtado / Arnaudon, obras recientes en la Galería Alfama”. infoenpunto.com. Retrieved May 25, 2019.
  • ^ “La Sala Rusiñol celebra 30 anys i més de 300 exposicions amb una mostra que evoca els anys 20 i 30 americans”. cugat.cat. Retrieved May 25, 2019.
  • ^ “Exposició Nadal 2017 Ara és el moment”. laventanadelarte.es. Retrieved May 25, 2019.
  • ^ “”INDRETS SOMIATS””. www.artxtu.com. Retrieved May 25, 2019.
  • ^ “Alfredo Montaña, Fabio Hurtado, Goyo Domínguez y Rafael Heredia exponen sus trabajos en El Aljibe”. ayuntamientodeharia.com. Retrieved May 25, 2019.
  • ^ “L’espectacular producció de ‘Tristan und Isolde’ arriba al Liceu”. liceubarcelona.cat. Retrieved May 25, 2019.
  • ^ “Teguise acoge una muestra de obras de autores de prestigio internacional”. cronicasdelanzarote.es. Retrieved May 25, 2019.
  • ^ “Taipei New Art Fair 2018 – Maestros europeos y estadounidenses”. artemperor.tw. Retrieved May 25, 2019.
  • External links[edit]

    • Fabio Hurtado´s website

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