Biography of Cristino Mallo, Spanish sculptor

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Woman taking off the shoes, 1970

Cristino Mallo was born in Tuy (Pontevedra) in 1905. He lived in different places of Spain before settling in Madrid, where it developed all his artistic career. It initiated his formation in the School of Arts and crafts of Avilés. In 1923 it registered in that of Fine arts of San Fernando, where it was provided with teachers as Capuz and Mateo Inuria.

From 1927 it began to frequent intellectual gatherings, and had contact with the poets of this generation. In 1931 he signed the manifesto of the AGAP (Trade union Group of Artists Plásticos). Two years later it gained the National Award of Sculpture with his work Nude with fish. In 1935 it moved to Salamanca, to get out of debt like teacher in the School of Arts and crafts of that city, where it was related to sculptors as Montagurt and Macías.

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Sculptures of Angel Ferrant, Cristino Mallo, José Clara and Susy Gómez in the auction of Spanish art Christie's

With the lots of these artists we complete the sculptures that will be finished off in the auction of Spanish art of Christie's Madrid. The sculptures that we will see next belong to José Clara, Susy Gómez, Ángel Ferrant and Cristino Mallo.


Signed and dated: Ferrant/58
27 x 64 x 16 cm
Executed in 1958
Origin: Collection Jon Nicholas Streep, New York
Starting price: € 40,000 – € 60,000

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