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Juan Muñoz (1953–2001)

Artist, born in Madrid, Spain, known mainly as a sculptor, but whose works ranged from drawing and writing to musical collaborations and installations. Storytelling was a theme in an output inspired by influences as diverse as Baroque architecture and classic statuary to the films of Luis Buñuel and the writings of Robert Louis Stevenson. An early interest in art was fostered by his tutor, the writer Santiago Amon. In the early 1970s Muñoz spent a short time in London, returning to attend the Central School of Art and then, with a British Council scholarship, to study printmaking at Croydon School of Art. He developed a lasting taste for London where he met his wife, the sculptor Cristina Iglesias. In 1981, on a Fulbright Fellowship, he attended the Pratt Graphic Center in New York and began exhibiting internationally in group and solo shows.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)


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