Ninety Years

Ninety Years by Miguel Angel Oyarbide

Ninety Years
by Miguel Angel Oyarbide
© Miguel Angel Oyarbide

Miguel Angel Oyarbide (b.1954) worked as an assistant to the sculptor Francisco Espinós, before undertaking formal training in painting at the Superior School of Fine Arts of San Fernando, Madrid, to achieve a Bachelor of Fine Arts award. His work has been seen un numerous group and solo exhibitions in his native Spain and is held in private and public collections there.

The portrait is of the artist’s mother, Margot, and commemorates her 90th birthday. He says: ‘Her facial expression and hands serve as a metaphor for her life, marked by the Spanish Civil War, exile and severe scarcity of resources, but bringing up six children with love and compassion.’

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