Antonio Gonzalez Collado.
Handsigned Oil on canvas.
Size : 55x46cm
Antonio Gonzalez Collado was born in 1930 in Spain.
In his youth, he was a high-level gymnast. He went to Paris for a competition in 1955, fell in love with the city and captivated by the discovery of the Louvre, he promised to return to live there. First pupil at Montparnasse 80 and at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière, he made his debut as a painter in Montmartre, place du Tertre, in 1957. At the time, there were no places reserved, nor of territorial delimitation, each one came to lay his easel with the greatest freedom. During his years in Montmartre, Collado knew all the microcosm of the Butte.
In 1961, he won his first prize, the Prix de Deauville. In 1968, he was one of the painters exhibited at the Salon de Toile. The following year, it was found in the exhibition on the theme of circus at the Museum of Montmartre. Then he exhibited a lot in France, Belgium, Chicago and Canada. Her painting is sweet and charming, her favorite subject is classical dancers. He particularly likes to represent them in scenes of intimacy, tired of their slippers, chatting among themselves, resting, no representation on stage, just a few paintings showing them in full repetition, at the bar.
It is recognizable by its pallet either bluish or orange-pink, very tender, like its subjects, without any silliness. He has entered many private collections and has his unconditional lovers.