Pablo Rivets Nogueras

Pablo Remacha Nogueras , Spanish artistic smith.

Summary

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  • 1 Biographical data
    • 1 Trajectory
    • 2 Death
  • 2 Awards received
  • 3 Sources

Biographical data

He was born in Calatayud in 1903. Artistic smith. His first apprenticeship in the trade of forging took place in his father’s workshop in Calatayud; but as a result of his participation in 1923 in the exhibition of the Association of Aragonese Artists, in Zaragoza, he obtained a grant from the Provincial Council to study at the School of Arts and Crafts in Madrid. In 1925 he traveled to Paris, coinciding with the International Exhibition of Modern Decorative Arts, where it will remain for more than a year. The moment was decisive for the immediate orientation of Pablo Remacha’s art, because he will assimilate the most characteristic aspects of Art Deco fashion, promoted by said exhibition. After his return he settled in Calatayud, actively dedicating himself to the art of forging, until 1934 when he moved to Burgos as professor of artistic forging at the School of Work. After the civil war, he settled in Zaragoza after his unsuccessful project to create a forging school-workshop in Calatayud.

Trajectory

He participated in numerous exhibitions and garnered outstanding awards such as the National Fine Arts of 1926 and 1930, in which he obtained 3rd and 2nd class medals. Likewise, in the Aragonese Artists Salons of 1951 and 1952 he obtained the medal of honor, and first prize at the International Craft Exposition, of 1953.

His artistic and craft work is extremely varied and abundant, demonstrating a remarkable skill and quality in metal work, in all the variations and procedures of forging, embossing, chiselling, molding, etc. Pablo Remacha stands out especially in applied ornamental works, and it can be affirmed that he was the innovator of the art of forging in Aragon, synthesizing in his works with the greatest artistic content – those of the period from 1925 to 1939 – modernist contributions, clearly evident in the stylizations of the naturalistic motifs and in the rhythm of the compositions, as well as Art Deco design on luxury objects. In the small iron sculptures it approaches, due to the simplification in plans, more neo-cubist formulas.

Death

He died on 9 October as as 1964 in Zaragoza , Spain.

Awards received

  • He obtains the second medal in the National Exhibition of Fine Arts,
  • He received the Diploma of Honor at the International Dog Show in Liège.

 

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