Esteban Vicente  (American, 1903-2001) 

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Esteban Vicente (Spanish, January 20, 1903–January 10, 2001) was an Abstract Expressionist painter who was born with the name Esteban Vicente Pérez. Vicente became interested in art thanks to his weekly visits to the Museo del Prado with his father starting at the age of four. When he was 16, he began to draw. Though he was expected to follow the family tradition of enlisting in the army, he left military school after three months when he made the decision to become an artist. Vicente attended the Real Academia de Bellas Artes from 1921 to 1924.

In 1928, he had his first one-man exhibition in Madrid. He traveled to Paris after the exhibition, and returned to Spain in 1930. Vicente married Estelle Charney in 1935. Charney was an American he had met in Paris, and after the Spanish Civil War began in 1936, they went to New York. Vicente was given the position of Vice Consul by the Spanish Ambassador to the United States in Philadelphia, PA, where he remained for three years. In 1937, Vicente had a one-man exhibition at the Kleenman Gallery in New York, NY. He returned to live in New York in 1939, where he made a living taking portrait commissions as well as teaching Spanish. In 1945, he participated in an exhibition in Puerto Rico, which opened up a job teaching painting at the University of Puerto Rico in 1946. In 1950, Vicente participated in an exhibition at Kootz Gallery. In 1951, he participated in the Charles Egan Gallery and the Sidney Janis Gallery exhibits, as well as the 9th Street Art Exhibition.

Vicente taught for 36 years at the New York Studio School, where he was a founding member. The Esteban Vicente Museum of Contemporary Art was opened in Segovia in 1998 by the Spanish government. In New York, kindergarten and second grade schools were named the Esteban Vicente School. In addition, there is a museum in Spain attributed to the artist called the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Esteban Vicente. He died on January 10, 2001.

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Esteban Vicente, Untitled

 

Esteban Vicente
Untitled
1982

Peyton Wright Gallery
Esteban Vicente, Untitled

 

Esteban Vicente
Untitled
1989

Jerald Melberg Gallery
Esteban Vicente, Mota

 

Esteban Vicente
Mota
1968

Jerald Melberg Gallery
Esteban Vicente, Instinct

 

Esteban Vicente
Instinct
1997

Jerald Melberg Gallery
Esteban Vicente, Hawaii

 

Esteban Vicente
Hawaii
1968

Jerald Melberg Gallery
Esteban Vicente, Untitled

 

Esteban Vicente
Untitled
circa 1960

Nikola Rukaj Gallery
Esteban Vicente, Madrigal II

 

Esteban Vicente
Madrigal II
1984

Julian Weissman Fine Art, LLC
Esteban Vicente, Terra

 

Esteban Vicente
Terra
Julian Weissman Fine Art, LLC
Esteban Vicente, Exhibition view

 

Esteban Vicente
Exhibition view
Galería Elvira González
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Esteban Vicente, Untitled

 

Esteban Vicente
Untitled
charcoal, ink and paper collage on paper laid on panel

 

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Esteban Vicente, Sin título

 

Esteban Vicente
Sin título, 1978
mixed media on paper and collage

 

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Esteban Vicente, Sin título

 

Esteban Vicente
Sin título
acrylic and pastel on paper

 

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1903   Born In Turegano, Segovia Province, Spain
2001   Died in Bridgehampton, New York
2004   Ameringer-Yohe Fine Art, New York
2004   Museu d’Art Espanyol Contemporani de Palma de Mallorca, Spain
2003   Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Esteban Vicente, Segovia. Spain
2003   Ameringer-Yohe Fine Art, New York
2003   Galeria Elvira Gonzalez, Madrid, Spain
2002   Ameringer-Howard-Yohe, Boca Raton, FL
2002   Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Esteban Vicente, Segovia, Spain
2002   Hackett-Freedman Modern, San Francisco, CA
2001   Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, NY
2001   Abbey of Santo Domingo of Silos, Burgos, Spain
2001   New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture, New York
2000   Galeria Elvira Gonzalez, Madrid, Spain
2000   Berry-Hill Galleries, New York
2000   Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao, Spain
1999   Riva Yares Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
1999   Fundacion Pilar i Joan Miro, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
1999   Casa Solleric, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
1998   Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
1998   La Casa del Siglo XV, Segovia, Spain
1998   Museo de la Passion y Monasterio de Nuestra Senora del Prado, Valladolid, Spain
1997   The Century Association, New York
1997   Riva Yares Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
1996   Galeria Elvira Gonzalez, Madrid, Spain
1996   Riva Yares Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
1996   Lizan-Tops, East Hampton, NY
1995   IVAM Centre Julio Gonzalez, Valencia, Spain
1995   Berry-Hill Galleries, New York
1995   Glenn Horowitz Booksellers, East Hampton, NY
1994   The New York Studio of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture, New York
1992   Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, NY
1991   Louis Newman Galleries, Beverly Hills, CA
1991   Centro de Exposiciones Y Congresos, Zaragoza, Spain
1990   Galeria Theo, Barcelona, Spain
1989   Berry-Hill Galleries, New York
1988   Galeria Theo, Madrid, Spain
1987   Matthew Scott Gallery, South Miami, FL
1986   Gruenebaum Gallery, Ltd., New York
1985   Gruenebaum Gallery, Ltd., New York
1984   Gruenebaum Gallery, Ltd., New York
1983   Gruenebaum Gallery, Ltd. New York, NY
1980   Two American Masters: Esteban Vicente and Balcomb Greene, Gallery 10 Aspen, CO
1980   Major Paintings and Sculptures of the Fifties, Gruenebaum Gallery New York, NY
1979   Gruenebaum Gallery, Ltd. New York, NY
1979   Hoshour Gallery Albuquerque, NM
1979   Yares Gallery Scottsdale, AZ
1978   Works by Members of the Yale Faculty 1950-1978, Yale University New Haven, CT
1977   Fischbach Gallery New York, NY
1977   Port Washington Public Library Port Washington, NY
1977   Annual Exhibition, The National Academy of Design New York, NY
1975   Holand-Goldowsky Gallery Chicago, IL
1974   American University Washington, DC
1972   Holland-Goldowsky Gallery Chicago, IL
1971   Benson Gallery Bridgehampton, NY
1969   Guild Hall East Hampton, NY
1969   The New American Painting and Sculpture: The First Generation, The Museum of Modern Art New York, NY
1969   Holland-Goldowsky Gallery Chicago, IL
1969   Honolulu Academy of Arts Honolulu, HI
1968   Cranbrook Academy of Art Bloomfield Hills, MI
1968   Benson Gallery Bridgehampton, NY
1967   Des Moines Art Center Des Moines, IA
1967   American Collages, Norway and Sweden
1966 - 1967   The Whitney Museum of American Art Annual Exhibition, New York, NY
1966   Sculpture and Painting Today, The Boston Museum of Fine Art Boston, MA
1966   Fifteenth National Print Exhibition, The Brooklyn Museum Brooklyn, NY
1965 - 1966   Princeton University Princeton, NJ
1964 - 1965   Holland-Goldowsky Gallery Chicago, IL
1964   Pavilion of Fine Arts, New York World's Fair
1963   Corcoran Biennial, Washington, DC
1963   VII Sao Paulo Biennale, Sao Paulo, Brazil
1963   B.C. Holland Gallery Chicago, IL
1963   St. John's College Annapolis, MD
1963   Dayton Art Institute Dayton, OH
1961 - 1963   The Whitney Museum of American Art Annual Exhibition, New York, NY
1962   Holland-Goldowsky Gallery Chicago, IL
1962   The New Arts Gallery Houston, TX
1962   Vanguard American Painting, American Embassy London
1962   Continuity and Change, Wadsworth Atheneum Hartford, CT
1962   Art Since 1950: U.S.A., Seattle World's Fair, Seattle, WA
1961   The Pittsburgh International Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, Carnegie Institute Pittsburgh, PA
1961   The Art of Assemblage, The Museum of Modern Art New York, NY
1961   American Abstract Expressionists and Imagists, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum New York, NY
1961   Primus-Stuart Galleries New York, NY
1960   Andre Emmerich Gallery New York, NY
1960   Corcoran Biennial, Washington, DC
1960   60 American Painters 1960, Walker Art Center Minneapolis, MN
1960   Holland-Goldowsky Gallery Chicago, IL
1959   The University of Minnesota
1959   Society of Contemporary American Art Show, Chicago Art Institute Chicago, IL
1959   Museum Director's Choice, Baltimore Museum of Art Baltimore, MD
1958 - 1959   The Whitney Museum of American Art Annual Exhibition, New York, NY
1958 - 1959   The Pittsburgh International Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, Carnegie Institute Pittsburgh, PA
1958   Leo Castelli Gallery New York, NY
1957 - 1958   Rose Fried Gallery New York, NY
1956   Painters and Sculptors Working on 10th Street, Tanager Gallery New York, NY
1955   Charles Egan Gallery New York, NY
1953 - 1955   Annual Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, Stable Gallery
1953   The California Palace of the Legion of Honor San Francisco, CA
1953   Alan Frumkin Gallery Chicago, IL
1952   Aspects of American Painting, Galerie de France Paris
1951   9th Street New York, NY
1950   New Talent 1950, Kootz Gallery New York, NY
1950   Peridot Gallery New York, NY
1950   The Whitney Museum of American Art Annual Exhibition, New York, NY
1937   Kleeman Gallery New York, NY
1934   Galeries d'Art Catalonia, Barcelona
1930   Dalmau Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
1926   Madrid, Spain