Untitled
Artist
Barbadillo, Manuel
Title
Untitled
Technique
serigraph
Date
1972
Dimensions
30.8cm height x 30.8cm width
Type
print
Accession Number
2015.22.6
Collection
Permanent Collection
Gift of Gary Sim
Manuel Barbadillo was one of the early proponents of computer art in Spain. He was born in 1929 in Seville. He studied at the Escuela de Artes y Oficios and participated in a group exhibition for the first time in 1954. After completing his military service in Morocco, Barbadillo moved to New York, where he worked as a painter until 1962. He returned to Spain and started a computer course at the Centro de Calculos of Madrid University in 1968. That same year, he became a founding member of the group Nueva GeneraciĆ³n and later a member of the Computer Arts Society, whose aim is to promote the creative use of computers in the arts and culture. Barbadillo received the Pablo-Ruiz-Picasse-Prize in 1999. He passed away in Malaga, Spain, in 2003.