Gabino Rey: life and works

Gabino Rey Santiago (January 8, 1928 in Marín, Pontevedra – April 30, 2006 in Barcelona), known artistically as Gabino, was a spanish painter. Son of the republican politician Agustín Rey Fonseca and dad of the moreover painter Pablo Rey.

In 1936, due to the Spanish Civil War, he moved from his indigenous Galicia to Barcelona, from where he did throughout his career, important fact because it was influenced by the Catalan pictorial school.

Considered a realist painter, he worked whatever subjects of possible painting, from the figures and still lifes, through the landscapes and seascapes, to portraits, which showed a prominent artistry.

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In 1943, he was chosen in the first Salón de la Juventud of Galeries Dalmau in Barcelona, where he won the first prize, consisting of a solo exhibition at the similar gallery, this was the first endorsed exhibition of the painter in 1945.

He was one of the painters of the Sala Parés Art Gallery of Barcelona, where he exhibited his entire life, from his first exhibition in 1957 until his death.

He exhibited in Madrid and Barcelona, as without difficulty as in London, Paris and New York.

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