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Alfonso Fraile (Marchena, Sevilla 1930 - Madrid 1988) has been awarded the National Painting Award, the Critics Award Ateneo de Madrid and with the National Plastic Arts Award of the Spanish Ministry of Culture.
Fraile studied at the School of Fine Arts of San Fernando in Madrid, achieving the title of Professor of Drawing. He held his first solo exhibition in 1957 at Sala April in Madrid, and since then, he has been linked to the most relevant Spanish galleries such as Theo, Kreisler or Soledad Lorenzo galleries.
His work has been exhibited in major international exhibitions such as the Venice Biennale and the Bienal de Sao Paolo and its works are part of many large collections of Spanish art and museums. He founded the “Nuevo Espacialismo” group jointly with Martin Caro, Medina and Vento.
Fraile worked at Grupo Quince, and some of his works at COON ART gallery were made there.
Grupo Quince was a studio and gallery, key within the scene graph contemporary Spanish that was born in the early 70's, responding to socio-cultural concerns of the moment as well as the emergence of artists experimenting with different printmaking techniques. For 14 years, “Grupo 15” provided a framework for the professional development of more than one hundred artists. Some of the artists who made their works in this studio were the artists of the movements "Dau al Set", "El Paso", Equipo Crónica, and many other internationally renowned that can be found at COON ART.