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The Foundation inaugurated a new painting exhibition yesterday at its headquarters in Palma (C / San Jaime, 4) dedicated to the artist from Madrid.
The event was attended by the president and vice president of the Foundation, Maria Antonia Barceló and Antonia Barceló; the widow of the painter, Josefina Benito, accompanied by one of her granddaughters, Mónica Bermejo; Biel Oliver and his wife Marita Far and the art director of the Foundation and curator of the exhibition, Pilar Pujol.
This exhibition, made up of a total of 55 paintings, aims to return the work of all majorcan artists to his memory, since the painter lived in our island for more than 40 years.
Luis Bermejo Rojo (Madrid 1931 – Palma de Mallorca 2015) was one of the most influential artists in our country. Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of San Fernando, at the beginning highlighted by his illustrations of comics, such as the New Captain Thunder or Lord of the Rings. But he also devoted himself to oil painting, pastel and watercolor, achieving a perfect mastery of this last technique.
His career was fruitful and international, reaching work in France, England, Holland, the United States and Japan and received several awards such as the Warren Award for Best International Artist (1981) and the Artist of the Year Award in New York (1983).
The exhibition can be enjoyed, free of charge, until next April 6 at our headquarters (C / San Jaime 4, Palma). Visiting hours are from Monday to Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., and on Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.