Miguel Hernandez, untitled, 1947, oil on wooden panel, 41 × 33 cm, © photo credit Collection de l’Art Brut, Lausanne
Hernandez, Miguel , (1893-1957), Spain
BiographyMiguel Hernandez plies several trades, including hairdressing, before taking part in the Spanish Civil War in forces opposed to General Franco. Imprisoned in France in a concentration camp, he begins to draw at the age of forty-six. Following his release, he sets up a small studio in Paris where he paints in oil. His brightly colored works are populated by figures with wiry limbs and strange faces.
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