Almeria expressionist exhibition opens

From left to right: Mayor Domingo Fernandez, the director of Museo Casa Ibañez, Juan Manuel Martin, and Councillor for Culture, Antonio Lazaro

HUERCAL OVERA’S Teatro Villa is hosting the exhibition Almeria Blanco y Negro (Almeria in Black and White) by the deceased expressionist artist, Jesus de Perceval.

The exhibition is open now and runs until February 28. It contains a sample of the artist’s work, which is being displayed in full at the Museo Casa Ibañez in Olula del Rio. This is the fourth time the town has worked closely with Museo Ibañez to promote local artists and their work.

Huercal Overa mayor, Domingo Fernandez, invited residents and visitors to view the work and added: “The town council is making a major commitment to culture, bringing it closer to our residents and in this vein we are bringing major exhibitions.”

Jesus de Perceval was born in Almeria City and would have turned 100 on April 17. He showed an aptitude for art at a very early age and studied at art school in Almeria before heading to the Escuela Superior de Bellas Artes in Madrid.

Art critic and collector Antonio Manuel Campoy, described Perceval as having, “the most skilled hands that possibly exist in Spain.” He died in October 1985 in Almeria after completing hundreds of works of art.

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