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Antonio Lorenzo (Madrid, 1922-2009) is a prominent Spanish engraver with a leading role in “Grupo Quince”. He belonged to Grupo de Cuenca and was a founder of the Spanish Museum of Abstract Art.
Antonio Lorenzo studied at the School of Fine Arts in Madrid. He was a leading member of the abstract generation of the 50s. He belonged to Grupo de Cuenca with Antonio Saura, Gustavo Torner, Fernando Zobel, Gerardo Rueda and Eusebio Sempere and he was one of the founders of the Spanish Museum of Abstract Art. Antonio Lorenzo has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions, both in Spain and abroad.
Decisive was also his role as head of “Grupo Quince”, and some of his works at COON ART were made there. Within this group, Lorenzo was in charge of the art direction and he conducted the engraving workshops during the period 1972-1975. He showed the practice of engraving to recognized Spanish and foreign artists.
“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.