Pedro Cano – Travel Notebooks. The foundation

third award
Country: Spain
Category: Feature Documentary
Release date: May 2016
Duration: 52 minutes 4 seconds
Director: Alfonso Burgos Risco
Edition: January 2016-2017
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The Pedro Cano’s story is about of a son a fisherman of a small town in Murcia (Spain), wich will own and without his having material resources, he has become one of the major figures of contemporary art.

Pedro Cano was born in Blanca and began painting at age eleven. At nineteen he moved to Madrid and later entered the School of Fine Arts of San Fernando, where his teachers Antonio Lopez Garcia and Juan Barjola, among others. In 1969 he won a scholarship as opposed to reside in Rome at the Academy of Spain for three years, after which he moved to Anguillara, a small town on the outskirts of Rome, where he remains habitually living when it is in Italy. He has exhibited in numerous public and private spaces in Europe and America and has work in the Vatican Museum, in the Galleria degli Uffizi in Florence and the Meadows Museum in Dallas. During the 80s he lived for five years in New York, although it has never ceased to return often to his people in the province of Murcia. Pedro Cano have written personalities like Alfonso Perez Sanchez, Maurizio Calvesi, Predrag Matvejevich, Juan Manuel Bonet and Lorenza Trucchi.

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