Servando del Pilar (Villacastín, 1903 - Madrid, 1990) - Personajes

Servando del Pilar (Villacastín, 1903 - Madrid, 1990) - Personajes
Ink drawing - Artist's stamp - 1940

This drawing is from about 1930-40, and as can be seen in the photographs, the drawing goes with the seal of the artist's studio: "Servando del Pilar, Atelier"

The painting is in excellent condition. It is perfectly framed.

Dimensions of the drawing: 21 cm height x 26 cm width

Dimensions of the drawing (framed): 35 cm high x 40,5 cm wide

His first years of training took place at the San Fernando School of Fine Arts in Madrid. After a brief stay in Paris where he worked in the workshop of Ginés Parra, he returns to Spain and is fully integrated into the artistic environment of the capital, participating in the 1st salón de los independientes that opened the winter season of the space of the newspaper Heraldo de Madrid. The exhibition was held from November 30 to December 10, 1929, with the presence of a large group of young artists: Arronte, Cobo Barquera, Rafael Botí, Diaz Caneja, Isaiah Diaz, Lopez Worker, Ponce de León and Pablo Zelaya. A year later, in October 1930, the second edition was held, in which Servando del Pilar also participated. He was a graphic collaborator of atlántico and la farsa

He was one of the signatories of the manifesto addressed to public opinion and official powers published in the newspaper La Tierra on April 29, 1931; He was also part of the union of plastic artists (agap) and the new federation of the arts. At the same time, he began to interact with the artistic environment of Tenerife through the avant-garde magazine Gaceta de Arte (1932-1936), directed by Eduardo Westerdahl. The contents of the publication include constructive abstraction, rationalist architecture, magical realism, social realism, and surrealism. There was also room for Servando Pilar, who published the portraits of García Cabrera, Domingo López Torres and Raymond Matthys, in addition to receiving two anonymous reviews of his show at the Santa Cruz Circle of Fine Arts.

With the outbreak of the civil war, as many other modern artists did, he participated alongside the republican cause. In 1937, political events are increasingly worsening and a more aggressive propaganda campaign against the rebels begins, as shown in the albums of drawings by different artists. These include the collaboration of Servando del Pilar in the Madrid album of that year. shortly after, he would establish his residence in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, from where he would return on an unspecified date to Madrid.

Lot details
Servando del Pilar (Villacastín, 1903 - Madrid, 1990)
Title of artwork
Ink drawing
Artist's stamp
In good condition
Sold with frame
Image sizes
21×26 cm
Total dimensions
35×40×2 cm
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