About the artist
Salvador Maron, born in Las Palmas, Canary Islands in March 1948. His First contact with art was when he met Juan Prat who was the artistic Director of the "Piccolo Theater" in Rome. Under Pratt's direction Salvador Started painting; he was 16 years old. At 17, Salvador had his first exhibition of drawings (that he did while in Canary Islands) in the gallery FOUSSATS in New York City. The exhibition was a success, and the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) bought 2 of his works. While in New York he made interesting portraits of world famous models; Donyele Luna and Nataly Abascal, as well as the Argenitnian Ambassadress to the U.N.
Upon his return to Europe, Salvador spent time in Paris where he met important painters and did a series of drawings of the famous Cats of Leonor Fini. These drawings were later exhibited in the Theater "Marquina" in Madrid , where he also took part in an important group exhibition in the Gallery Juana Mordo, with work done in New York and Paris.
In August of 1966, Salvador made his first exhibition of oil paintings. This was in Marbella in the Gallery PEPE MORENO. One of the paintings shown there was a portrait of the Baroness Marie Helene de Rotchild, which had been widely acclaimed in the press.
After traveling around the world and exhibiting his work in Paratti, Brazil, Salvador settled in Paris in 1972. In 1975, the gallery DES GRANDS AUGUSTINES offered him a One Man Show that featured his "Toiles Cachees" which received excellent reviews and was awarded the NICHIDO prize. This work was later exhibited in Tokyo, Japan. During this time, Salvador took part in many exhibitions, such as, THE PNAC, MONT ROUGE, VITRY & SALON DE MAI. He participated in a group exhibition in the gallery RENEE LA PORTE, Antibes and also in a group exhibition of drawings in DES GRANDS AUGUSTINES, Paris.
In 1982 Salvador returned to Spain. There he had a major retrospective of his work in the RODEO CLUB gallery in Marbella. In 1983, he had an exhibition of his latest paintings in the CUARTON CLUB in Tarifa.
Since 1992, Salvador has lived in Los Angeles where he has painted portraits of Diane Lane, Ion Skye, Joan Quinn, and Rory Flynn, among others; and worked in a series of paintings entitled "The Flying Carpets". Towards the end of 1996, he was invited to do a One Man Show of his paintings in the gallery SARA LEON in his home town of Las Palmas de Gran Canarias. His show was very succesful and received excellent reviews in the Canarian papers. In 1997, Salvador took part in an important group exhibition on the subject of Volcanoes, organized by Quico Rivas for the "CAAM" (Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno) in Las Palmas.
After living for 6 years in Amsterdam, Holland, where he prepared his
series "made in Holland", he lived in Los Angeles and Oregon. Then Los Angeles, and Canary Islands. Now currently in Madrid working on upcoming shows.
For the full story written by his daughter Alegria read the blog HERE