Zapata, Julio Herrera


Two Nude Figures, 1975, Pencil on paper, 17.75” x 13”

Julio Herrera Zapata (b. 1932, Madrid - d. 2001, Paris) A member of the Société des Pastellistes de France, Zapata was a painter, engraver, graphics designer and ceramicist. He exhibited regularly in Europe in both solo and group shows, which included the Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain at the Grand Palais in Paris, and the Ahrenberg Collection at the Göteborgs Konstmuseum in  Gothenburg, Sweden. He won winner acquisition prizes at the Biennale di Lignano in Italy and the Bienal de la Estampa “Máximo Prado” in Mexico. His work is in the collections of the Bibliothéque Nationale in Paris, the Ahrenberg Collection in Vevey, Switzerland, the Miami-Dade Public Library and the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Havana. Zapata studied architecture at the University of Havana and attended Parsons School of Design in New York and the Ecole Superieure de Beaux-Arts in Paris. (Cintas for art, 1973-74, 1976-77)

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