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Fabio Hurtado was born in Madrid, Spain in 1960. He' s graduate
at The Fine Arts Faculty of Madrid University. In 1982 left home and
rented his first studio. Three years later worked as a teacher in
several art school providing financial stability to indulge in his
passion for the arts including photography and cinema, one of his
main sources of inspiration.
In 1988 Hurtado dedicates himself entirely to painting after a
successful one man show in Germany.

From that moment on, his presence in international art circles has
been constant, participating in solo and collective exhibitions in
Europe and USA.
Until 1994, his compositions were marked by a geometric and
sculptural application in his figures. From then on Hurtado placed
figures in exteriors, resulting in a more real and humanistic
approach.

From 1996 his international recognition grew and he was
appointed membership in the Academic Senate by the Rome
Academy of modern Art.
The pretigious Financial Times Telecom magazine dedicated a
cover page to one of his paintings and Queen Sophia of Spain
presented him with a Medal of Honour at the BMW Paintings Awards.

Since then, he has worked simultaneously with American and
European galleries, participating in live television interviews and
documentaries about his work.

Hurtado was also invited to exhibit in a show celebrating the 25th
Anniversary of the Spanish Constitution together with some of
Spain's most important artist. This year the Spanish Postal Services
issued a stamp collection featuring six of his paintings celebrating
the role of women and literacy throughout history.