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Painter, b. 1894 - d. 1980

Benjamín Palencia (7 July 1894 - 16 January 1980) was a Spanish painter and draftsman from Barrax, Albacete. Most notably he became known as co-founder of the School of Vallecas, together with the sculptor Alberto Sánchez Pérez.[1] The quintessence of the large body of his work is perhaps the poetry of the Castilian landscape as defined by the Generation of '98.

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            • BENJAMÍN PALENCIA (Barrax, Albacete, 1894 - Madrid, 1980). Untitled, 1948. Mixed media on paper. Certificate of authenticity issued by the Benjamín Palencia Archive can be issued at the buyer's expense
              May. 23, 2024

              BENJAMÍN PALENCIA (Barrax, Albacete, 1894 - Madrid, 1980). Untitled, 1948. Mixed media on paper. Certificate of authenticity issued by the Benjamín Palencia Archive can be issued at the buyer's expense

              Est: €3,000 - €4,000

              BENJAMÍN PALENCIA (Barrax, Albacete, 1894 - Madrid, 1980). Untitled, 1948. Mixed media on paper. Certificate of authenticity issued by the Benjamín Palencia Archive can be issued at the buyer's expense. It has slight damage. Signed and dated in the lower right corner. It has museum glass. Measurements: 50 x 70 cm; 71 x 91 cm (frame). Founder of the School of Vallecas together with Alberto Sánchez, sculptor, Benjamín Palencia was one of the most important heirs of the poetics of the Castilian landscape typical of the Generation of 98. With only fifteen years Palencia leaves his native town and settles in Madrid to develop his formation through his frequent visits to the Prado Museum, since he always rejected the official teachings of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando. In 1925 he participates in the Exhibition of Iberian Artists held at the Retiro Palace in Madrid, and in 1926 he travels for the first time to Paris. There he met Picasso, Gargallo and Miró and came into contact with the collage technique, which he would later apply to his work, incorporating new materials such as sand or ashes. It will be from this Parisian stay when Palencia's work acquires a surrealist tone, evidenced in an increasingly greater expressive freedom that will reach its fullness in his period of maturity. On his return to Madrid he founded the Vallecas School (1927), and made his individual debut at the Museum of Modern Art (1928). Palencia will gradually abandon still lifes to take up again the Castilian landscape, capturing it through a magnificent synthesis between tradition and avant-garde. This personal aesthetic of the landscape will reach its culmination in the School of Vallecas and, after a brilliant surrealist incursion in the early thirties, when the Civil War broke out Palencia remained in Madrid, suffering a period of deep crisis like his generation mates. After the war, between 1939 and 1940 his painting took a radical turn; he abandoned the cubist and abstract influences and even the surrealist aspects, in search of an art of strong chromatic impact, linked to Fauvism. Focused on his work as a landscape painter, in 1942 Palencia takes up again the experience of the Vallecas School together with the young painters Álvar Delgado, Carlos Pascual de Lara, Gregorio del Olmo, Enrique Núñez Casteló and Francisco San José. His work will gather images of the Castilian countryside and its peasants and animals; his painting becomes a testimony of the rough, the coarse and the rural, of the subtle expressiveness of the Castilian sobriety. Already fully consolidated, in 1943 he obtained the first medal at the National Exhibition of Fine Arts and in 1944 he was selected to participate in the Salón de los Once de Eugenio D'Ors in Madrid. The following year he was awarded the medal of honor at the National Exhibition, although he renounced it to facilitate its concession to José Gutiérrez Solana. Slightly damaged. Signed and dated in the lower right corner. It has museum glass.

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            • BEJAMÍN PALENCIA (Barrax, Albacete, 1894 - Madrid, 1980). Untitled. Watercolor on paper. Presents handwritten texts by the artist.
              May. 23, 2024

              BEJAMÍN PALENCIA (Barrax, Albacete, 1894 - Madrid, 1980). Untitled. Watercolor on paper. Presents handwritten texts by the artist.

              Est: €1,800 - €2,000

              BEJAMÍN PALENCIA (Barrax, Albacete, 1894 - Madrid, 1980). Untitled. Watercolor on paper. Presents handwritten texts by the artist. Certificate of authenticity issued by the Benjamín Palencia Archive can be issued at the buyer's expense. It has damages in the frame. Signed in the lower right area. Measurements: 31 x 47,5 cm; 53,5 x 71 cm (frame). Founder of the School of Vallecas together with Alberto Sánchez, sculptor, Benjamín Palencia was one of the most important heirs of the poetics of the Castilian landscape typical of the Generation of 98. With only fifteen years Palencia leaves his native town and settles in Madrid to develop his formation through his frequent visits to the Prado Museum, since he always rejected the official teachings of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando. In 1925 he participates in the Exhibition of Iberian Artists held at the Retiro Palace in Madrid, and in 1926 he travels for the first time to Paris. There he met Picasso, Gargallo and Miró and came into contact with the collage technique, which he would later apply to his work, incorporating new materials such as sand or ashes. It will be from this Parisian stay when Palencia's work acquires a surrealist tone, evidenced in an increasingly greater expressive freedom that will reach its fullness in his period of maturity. On his return to Madrid he founded the Vallecas School (1927), and made his individual debut at the Museum of Modern Art (1928). Palencia will gradually abandon still lifes to take up again the Castilian landscape, capturing it through a magnificent synthesis between tradition and avant-garde. This personal aesthetic of the landscape will reach its culmination in the School of Vallecas and, after a brilliant surrealist incursion in the early thirties, when the Civil War broke out Palencia remained in Madrid, suffering a period of deep crisis like his generation mates. After the war, between 1939 and 1940 his painting took a radical turn; he abandoned the cubist and abstract influences and even the surrealist aspects, in search of an art of strong chromatic impact, linked to Fauvism. Focused on his work as a landscape painter, in 1942 Palencia takes up again the experience of the Vallecas School together with the young painters Álvar Delgado, Carlos Pascual de Lara, Gregorio del Olmo, Enrique Núñez Casteló and Francisco San José. His work will gather images of the Castilian countryside and its peasants and animals; his painting becomes a testimony of the rough, the coarse and the rural, of the subtle expressiveness of the Castilian sobriety. Already fully consolidated, in 1943 he obtained the first medal at the National Exhibition of Fine Arts and in 1944 he was selected to participate in the Salón de los Once de Eugenio D'Ors in Madrid. The following year he was awarded the medal of honor at the National Exhibition, although he renounced it to facilitate its concession to José Gutiérrez Solana. A certificate of authenticity issued by the Benjamín Palencia Archive can be issued at the buyer's expense.

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            • BENJAMÍN PALENCIA (Barrax, Albacete, 1894 - Madrid, 1980). Untitled, 1967. Mixed media on cardboard. Signed and dated in the lower right corner.
              May. 23, 2024

              BENJAMÍN PALENCIA (Barrax, Albacete, 1894 - Madrid, 1980). Untitled, 1967. Mixed media on cardboard. Signed and dated in the lower right corner.

              Est: €1,500 - €2,000

              BENJAMÍN PALENCIA (Barrax, Albacete, 1894 - Madrid, 1980). Untitled, 1967. Mixed media on cardboard. Signed and dated in the lower right corner. Measures: 44 x 36 cm; 70 x 61 cm (frame).

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            • BENJAMÍN PALENCIA Barrax (Albacete) (1894) / Madrid (1980) "Fishermen", 1972
              May. 22, 2024

              BENJAMÍN PALENCIA Barrax (Albacete) (1894) / Madrid (1980) "Fishermen", 1972

              Est: €1,350 - €1,800

              Markers on paper Signed and dated in the upper left corner Work included in the Palencia Archive with number DO 17/72 Measurements: 24 x 33 cm

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            • BENJAMÍN PALENCIA Barrax (Albacete) (1894) / Madrid (1980) "Metaphysical Scarecrow", 1932
              May. 22, 2024

              BENJAMÍN PALENCIA Barrax (Albacete) (1894) / Madrid (1980) "Metaphysical Scarecrow", 1932

              Est: €9,000 - €12,000

              Ink on paper Signed and dated in the upper left corner Inventoried in the Benjamín Palencia archive with number D023/32Exhibitions and bibliography: Exhibitions and bibliography: -Altex Gallery, Madrid, 1984 -Tavira Gallery, Bilbao, 1984 -“The Vallecas School”, Alberto Sánchez Cultural Center, Madrid, 1985 (Included in the exhibition catalogue) -“The Vallecas School and the new vision of landscape”, Centro Cultural Villa de Madrid, 1990 (Included in the exhibition catalogue) -"Spanish painters of the 20th century in Paris", Caja Vital Kutxa, Vitoria, 2000 (Included in the exhibition catalogue) Measurements: 40 x 57cm

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            • BENJAMÍN PALENCIA - Pase taurino
              May. 21, 2024

              BENJAMÍN PALENCIA - Pase taurino

              Est: -

              BENJAMÍN PALENCIA Albacete 1894-Madrid 1980 Pase taurino. 1939 Acuarela, tinta y aguada sobre papel Firmado y fechado 1934 Firmado y fechado 1939 Firmado y dedicado Medidas 28,5 x 19,5 cm Obra incluida en el Archivo Benjamín Palencia.

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            • BENJAMÍN PALENCIA - Pase taurino
              May. 21, 2024

              BENJAMÍN PALENCIA - Pase taurino

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              BENJAMÍN PALENCIA Albacete 1894-Madrid 1980 Pase taurino. 1939 Acuarela y tinta sobre papel Firmado Firmado y dedicado Medidas 28,5 x 19 cm Obra incluida en el Archivo Benjamín Palencia.

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            • BENJAMÍN PALENCIA - Cesto de brevas
              May. 21, 2024

              BENJAMÍN PALENCIA - Cesto de brevas

              Est: -

              BENJAMÍN PALENCIA Albacete 1894-Madrid 1980 Cesto de brevas. 1972 Tinta sobre papel Firmada y fechada 1972 Medidas 31 x 44 cm Obra incluida en Archivo Benjamín Palencia

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            • BENJAMÍN PALENCIA - Niños
              May. 21, 2024

              BENJAMÍN PALENCIA - Niños

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              BENJAMÍN PALENCIA Albacete 1894-Madrid 1980 Niños. 1946 Gouache sobre papel Firmado y fechado 1946 Medidas 21 x 31 cm Obra incluida en el Archivo Benjamín Palencia.

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            • BENJAMÍN PALENCIA - Serafín a los 73 años
              May. 21, 2024

              BENJAMÍN PALENCIA - Serafín a los 73 años

              Est: -

              BENJAMÍN PALENCIA Albacete 1894-Madrid 1980 Serafín a los 73 años. 1959 Tinta sobre papel Firmado, titulado y fechado 1959 Medidas 31 x 21 cm Obra incluida en el Archivo Benjamín Palencia

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            • BENJAMÍN PALENCIA - Iglesia de San Pedro (Villa de Vallecas)
              May. 21, 2024

              BENJAMÍN PALENCIA - Iglesia de San Pedro (Villa de Vallecas)

              Est: -

              BENJAMÍN PALENCIA Albacete 1894-Madrid 1980 Iglesia de San Pedro (Villa de Vallecas). c. 1920 Óleo sobre lienzo Firmado Medidas 52 x 36 cm Obra incluida en el Archivo Benjamín Palencia.

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            • BENJAMÍN PALENCIA - En el río
              May. 21, 2024

              BENJAMÍN PALENCIA - En el río

              Est: -

              BENJAMÍN PALENCIA Albacete 1894-Madrid 1980 En el río. 1948 Óleo y gouache sobre papel Firmado y fechado 1948 Medidas 34 x 49 cm Obra incluida en el Archivo Benjamín Palencia.

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            • BENJAMIN PALENCIA (Barrax, Albacete, 1894 - Madrid, 1980). "Era" 40's. Oil on canvas. Signed in the lower right corner. Work verified by Ramón Palencia.
              Apr. 23, 2024

              BENJAMIN PALENCIA (Barrax, Albacete, 1894 - Madrid, 1980). "Era" 40's. Oil on canvas. Signed in the lower right corner. Work verified by Ramón Palencia.

              Est: €12,000 - €14,000

              BENJAMIN PALENCIA (Barrax, Albacete, 1894 - Madrid, 1980). "Era" 40's. Oil on canvas. Signed in the lower right corner. Work verified by Ramón Palencia. Measurements: 31 x 45 cm; 60 x 75 cm (frame). In the forties, Benjamín Palencia's painting reaches full maturity when he knows how to subtract himself from cubist dogmas to return to a figuration of his own culture. He captures then the roughness of the peasant life during the postwar period, Castilian villages, corners that transmit an uncluttered and rough halo, although impregnated with feeling. Founder of the School of Vallecas together with Alberto Sánchez, sculptor, Benjamín Palencia was one of the most important heirs of the poetics of the Castilian landscape typical of the Generation of '98. When he was only fifteen years old, Palencia left his hometown and settled in Madrid to develop his training through his frequent visits to the Prado Museum, since he always rejected the official teachings of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando. In 1925 he participates in the Exhibition of Iberian Artists held at the Retiro Palace in Madrid, and in 1926 he travels for the first time to Paris. There he met Picasso, Gargallo and Miró and came into contact with the collage technique, which he would later apply to his work, incorporating new materials such as sand or ashes. It will be from this Parisian stay when Palencia's work acquires a surrealist tone, evidenced in an increasingly greater expressive freedom that will reach its fullness in his period of maturity. On his return to Madrid he founded the Vallecas School (1927), and made his individual debut at the Museum of Modern Art (1928). Palencia will gradually abandon still lifes to take up again the Castilian landscape, capturing it through a magnificent synthesis between tradition and avant-garde. This personal aesthetic of the landscape will reach its culmination in the School of Vallecas and, after a brilliant surrealist incursion in the early thirties, at the outbreak of the Civil War Palencia remains in Madrid, suffering like his peers of his generation a period of deep crisis. After the war, between 1939 and 1940 his painting took a radical turn; he abandoned the cubist and abstract influences and even the surrealist aspects, in search of an art of strong chromatic impact, linked to Fauvism. Focused on his work as a landscape painter, in 1942 Palencia takes up again the experience of the Vallecas School together with the young painters Álvar Delgado, Carlos Pascual de Lara, Gregorio del Olmo, Enrique Núñez Casteló and Francisco San José. His work will gather images of the Castilian countryside and its peasants and animals; his painting becomes a testimony of the rough, the coarse and the rural, of the subtle expressiveness of the Castilian sobriety. Already fully consolidated, in 1943 he obtained the first medal at the National Exhibition of Fine Arts and in 1944 he was selected to participate in the Salón de los Once de Eugenio D'Ors in Madrid. The following year he is awarded the medal of honor at the National Exhibition, although he renounces it to facilitate its concession to José Gutiérrez Solana, who died a few days before the jury's decision. From this decade on, his exhibitions in art centers and galleries such as the Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid or the Estilo gallery, and in 1946 he was once again selected for the Salón de los Once. He also began to participate in international exhibitions, such as those of Spanish Contemporary Art held in 1947 in Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. He was also awarded the Grand Prize at the Hispano-American Biennial in Madrid (1951) and exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in Paris (1951), the Venice Biennial (1956), the Princess of Paravinci's Palace in Rome (1965), etc. In 1973 he was appointed member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando, and in 1978 he joined the Academy of San Jorge in Barcelona. That same year he was awarded the Gold Medal for Merit in Fine Arts. Benjamín Palencia is currently represented in the Reina Sofía National Museum, in the Patio Herreriano in Valladolid and in the Fine Arts Museums of Valencia and Albacete, among many others. Work verified by Ramón Palencia.

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            • BENJAMIN PALENCIA Barrax (Albacete) (1894) / Madrid (1980) "Untitled", 1967
              Apr. 09, 2024

              BENJAMIN PALENCIA Barrax (Albacete) (1894) / Madrid (1980) "Untitled", 1967

              Est: €1,050 - €1,400

              Inks on paper Signed, dedicated and dated at the bottom Provenance: -Theo Gallery, Madrid -Private collection, Madrid Measurements: 21 x 15 cm

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            • BENJAMIN PALENCIA Barrax (Albacete) (1894) / Madrid (1980) "Untitled", 1967
              Apr. 09, 2024

              BENJAMIN PALENCIA Barrax (Albacete) (1894) / Madrid (1980) "Untitled", 1967

              Est: €1,050 - €1,400

              Ink on paper Dedicated, signed and dated at the bottom Provenance: -Theo Gallery, Madrid -Private collection, Madrid Measurements: 21 x 14, 5cm

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            • Benjamin Palencia. No title
              Mar. 20, 2024

              Benjamin Palencia. No title

              Est: -

              Lithograph on paper. Signed in the lower right corner. Numbered (31/195) in the lower left corner. Edited by Rafael Casariego.

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            • BENJAMÍN PALENCIA - Untitled
              Mar. 19, 2024

              BENJAMÍN PALENCIA - Untitled

              Est: -

              BENJAMÍN PALENCIA Albacete 1894-Madrid 1980 Untitled Ink on paper Signed Measurements 21.5 x 16 cm Work included in the Benjamín Archive Palencia.

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            • BENJAMÍN PALENCIA - Puerta de Madrid. Alcala de Henares
              Mar. 19, 2024

              BENJAMÍN PALENCIA - Puerta de Madrid. Alcala de Henares

              Est: -

              BENJAMÍN PALENCIA Albacete 1894-Madrid 1980 Puerta de Madrid. Alcalá de Henares. 1950 Oil on cardboard Signed and dated 1950 Measurements 64 x 53 cm Work included in the Benjamín Palencia Archive

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            • BENJAMÍN PALENCIA (Barrax, Albacete, 1894 - Madrid, 1980) "Landscape with figure"
              Mar. 14, 2024

              BENJAMÍN PALENCIA (Barrax, Albacete, 1894 - Madrid, 1980) "Landscape with figure"

              Est: €1,500 - €2,000

              BENJAMÍN PALENCIA (Barrax, Albacete, 1894 - Madrid, 1980) "Landscape with figure" Oil on paper Signed 23 x 33 cm 1.500 - 2.000 €

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            • BENJAMIN PALENCIA (Barrax, Albacete, 1894 - Madrid, 1980). "Composition", 1949. Mixed media on paper. Signed and dated in the lower right corner. There are slight flaws in the frame.
              Mar. 12, 2024

              BENJAMIN PALENCIA (Barrax, Albacete, 1894 - Madrid, 1980). "Composition", 1949. Mixed media on paper. Signed and dated in the lower right corner. There are slight flaws in the frame.

              Est: €3,000 - €3,500

              BENJAMIN PALENCIA (Barrax, Albacete, 1894 - Madrid, 1980). "Composition", 1949. Mixed media on paper. Signed and dated in the lower right corner. There are slight flaws in the frame. Measurements: 33 x 47 cm; 50 x 63 cm (frame). Benjamin Palencia worked in traditional genres with an avant-garde language, as can be seen in this still life from the 1940s. Founder of the Vallecas School together with sculptor Alberto Sánchez, Benjamin Palencia was one of the most important heirs of the poetics of the Castilian landscape characteristic of the Generation of '98. At the age of fifteen Palencia left his native town and settled in Madrid to develop his training through his frequent visits to the Prado Museum, as he always rejected the official teachings of the San Fernando Royal Academy of Fine Arts. In 1925 he took part in the Exhibition of Iberian Artists held at the Retiro Palace in Madrid, and in 1926 he travelled to Paris for the first time. Already fully consolidated, in 1943 he obtained the first medal at the National Exhibition of Fine Arts and in 1944 he was selected to participate in the Salón de los Once de Eugenio D'Ors in Madrid. The following year he was awarded the medal of honour at the National Exhibition, although he gave it up in order to facilitate its award to José Gutiérrez Solana.

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            • BENJAMIN PALENCIA (Barrax, Albacete, 1894 - Madrid, 1980). "Fiesta". 1948. Mixed media on paper. Signed and dated in the lower right corner. It has slight lack of polychromy in the frame.
              Mar. 12, 2024

              BENJAMIN PALENCIA (Barrax, Albacete, 1894 - Madrid, 1980). "Fiesta". 1948. Mixed media on paper. Signed and dated in the lower right corner. It has slight lack of polychromy in the frame.

              Est: €6,000 - €8,000

              BENJAMIN PALENCIA (Barrax, Albacete, 1894 - Madrid, 1980). "Fiesta". 1948. Mixed media on paper. Signed and dated in the lower right corner. It has slight lack of polychromy in the frame. Measurements: 45 x 60 cm; 73 x 87 cm (frame). This painting belongs to the most avant-garde period of Benjamin Palencia's production. With a vibrant palette of "fauve" colours and a linear schematism that almost reaches the point of symbolic reduction, he succeeds in conveying the contagious energy of a festive atmosphere. Using a deliberately naïve language, he reinvents costumbrismo in a modern key. Founder of the Vallecas School together with sculptor Alberto Sánchez, Benjamin Palencia was one of the most important heirs of the poetics of the Castilian landscape characteristic of the Generation of '98. At the age of fifteen Palencia left his native town and settled in Madrid to develop his training through his frequent visits to the Prado Museum, as he always rejected the official teachings of the San Fernando Royal Academy of Fine Arts. In 1925 he took part in the Exhibition of Iberian Artists held at the Retiro Palace in Madrid, and in 1926 he travelled to Paris for the first time. Already fully consolidated, in 1943 he obtained the first medal at the National Exhibition of Fine Arts and in 1944 he was selected to participate in the Salón de los Once de Eugenio D'Ors in Madrid. The following year he was awarded the medal of honour at the National Exhibition, although he gave it up in order to facilitate its award to José Gutiérrez Solana.

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            • BENJAMIN PALENCIA (Barrax, Albacete, 1894 - Madrid, 1980). "Vallecas", 1948. Watercolour on paper. Signed, titled and dated in the lower right corner. It presents slight faults in the frame.
              Mar. 12, 2024

              BENJAMIN PALENCIA (Barrax, Albacete, 1894 - Madrid, 1980). "Vallecas", 1948. Watercolour on paper. Signed, titled and dated in the lower right corner. It presents slight faults in the frame.

              Est: €4,000 - €4,500

              BENJAMIN PALENCIA (Barrax, Albacete, 1894 - Madrid, 1980). "Vallecas", 1948. Watercolour on paper. Signed, titled and dated in the lower right corner. It presents slight faults in the frame. Measurements: 38 x 60 cm; 66 x 88 cm (frame). In this magnificent celebratory scene, the communion with nature and the hedonism of the bodies is expressed in a manner similar to Matisse's famous dance. It belongs to Benjamin Palencia's most avant-garde period, when he formed the vibrant group of Surrealists around the village that gives this painting its title. Founder of the Vallecas School together with sculptor Alberto Sánchez, Benjamin Palencia was one of the most important heirs of the poetics of the Castilian landscape characteristic of the Generation of '98. At the age of fifteen Palencia left his native town and settled in Madrid to develop his training through his frequent visits to the Prado Museum, as he always rejected the official teachings of the San Fernando Royal Academy of Fine Arts. In 1925 he took part in the Exhibition of Iberian Artists held at the Retiro Palace in Madrid, and in 1926 he travelled to Paris for the first time. Already fully consolidated, in 1943 he obtained the first medal at the National Exhibition of Fine Arts and in 1944 he was selected to participate in the Salón de los Once de Eugenio D'Ors in Madrid. The following year he was awarded the medal of honour at the National Exhibition, although he gave it up in order to facilitate its award to José Gutiérrez Solana.

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            • BENJAMIN PALENCIA Barrax (Albacete) (1894) / Madrid (1980) "Landscape", 1966
              Mar. 05, 2024

              BENJAMIN PALENCIA Barrax (Albacete) (1894) / Madrid (1980) "Landscape", 1966

              Est: €42,000 - €56,000

              Oil on canvas. Signed and dated in the lower right corner. Work included in the Palencia Archive with registration number 006/66. Measurements: 65 x 81 cm

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            • BENJAMIN PALENCIA Barrax (Albacete) (1894) / Madrid (1980) “Peasant with goat”, 1961
              Mar. 05, 2024

              BENJAMIN PALENCIA Barrax (Albacete) (1894) / Madrid (1980) “Peasant with goat”, 1961

              Est: €1,050 - €1,400

              Waxes on paper. Signed and dated on the lower right. Dedicated, signed and dated 1976 Measurements: 48 x 33.5 cm

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            • BENJAMÍN PALENCIA (Barrax, Albacete, 1894 - Madrid, 1980). "Surrealist Figures", 1931. Ink and mixed media on paper. Signed and dated in the lower left corner. Dedicated to Pablo Neruda.
              Mar. 05, 2024

              BENJAMÍN PALENCIA (Barrax, Albacete, 1894 - Madrid, 1980). "Surrealist Figures", 1931. Ink and mixed media on paper. Signed and dated in the lower left corner. Dedicated to Pablo Neruda.

              Est: €4,000 - €4,500

              BENJAMÍN PALENCIA (Barrax, Albacete, 1894 - Madrid, 1980). "Surrealist Figures", 1931. Ink and mixed media on paper. Signed and dated in the lower left corner. Dedicated to Pablo Neruda. Provenance: Collection of Graciela Kartofel, New York. Measurements: 30.5 x 24 cm; 38 x 31.5 cm (frame). From 1930, Benjamin Palencia begins a long series of surrealist drawings, based on thick strokes that synthesize hybrid figures between the human, birds and other animals. Here we show an outstanding example of that tendency that places him at the summit of the Spanish avant-garde. These forms are inspired by prehistoric imprints, but also by Celtiberian ceramics from Numantia. In doing so, he reinvents ancient symbolisms. He amalgamates inks to evoke subtle shading and palimpsests. Founder of the School of Vallecas together with Alberto Sánchez, sculptor, Benjamín Palencia was one of the most important heirs of the poetics of the Castilian landscape of the Generation of '98. When he was only fifteen years old, Palencia left his hometown and settled in Madrid to develop his training through his frequent visits to the Prado Museum, since he always rejected the official teachings of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando. In 1925 he participates in the Exhibition of Iberian Artists held at the Retiro Palace in Madrid, and in 1926 he travels for the first time to Paris. There he met Picasso, Gargallo and Miró. It will be from this Parisian stay when Palencia's work acquires a surrealist tone, evidenced in an increasingly greater expressive freedom that will reach its fullness in his period of maturity. On his return to Madrid he founded the Vallecas School (1927), and made his individual debut at the Museum of Modern Art (1928). He gradually abandoned still lifes to return to the Castilian landscape, capturing it through a magnificent synthesis between tradition and the avant-garde. After the war, between 1939 and 1940 his painting took a radical turn; he abandoned cubist and abstract influences and even surrealist aspects, in search of an art of strong chromatic impact, linked to Fauvism. Focused on his work as a landscape painter, in 1942 Palencia took up again the experience of the Vallecas School together with the young painters Álvar Delgado, Carlos Pascual de Lara, Gregorio del Olmo, Enrique Núñez Casteló and Francisco San José. His work will gather images of the Castilian countryside and its peasants and animals; his painting becomes a testimony of the rough, the coarse and the rural, of the subtle expressiveness of the Castilian sobriety. Already fully consolidated, in 1943 he obtains the first medal at the National Exhibition of Fine Arts and in 1944 he is selected to participate in the Salón de los Once de Eugenio D'Ors in Madrid. The following year he was awarded the medal of honor at the National Exhibition, although he renounced it to facilitate its concession to José Gutiérrez Solana.

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            • BENJAMÍN PALENCIA (Barrax, Albacete, 1894 - Madrid, 1980). "Surrealist Figures", 1932. Ink and mixed media on paper. Signed and dated in the lower left corner. Provenance: Collection of Graciela Kartofel, New York.
              Mar. 05, 2024

              BENJAMÍN PALENCIA (Barrax, Albacete, 1894 - Madrid, 1980). "Surrealist Figures", 1932. Ink and mixed media on paper. Signed and dated in the lower left corner. Provenance: Collection of Graciela Kartofel, New York.

              Est: €5,000 - €6,000

              BENJAMÍN PALENCIA (Barrax, Albacete, 1894 - Madrid, 1980). "Surrealist Figures", 1932. Ink and mixed media on paper. Signed and dated in the lower left corner. Provenance: Collection of Graciela Kartofel, New York. Measurements: 30.5 x 24 cm. 38 x 31.5 cm (frame). From 1930, Benjamin Palencia began a long series of surrealist drawings, based on thick strokes that synthesize hybrid figures between humans, birds and other animals. Here we show an outstanding example of that tendency that places him at the summit of the Spanish avant-garde. These forms are inspired by prehistoric imprints, but also by Celtiberian ceramics from Numantia. In doing so, he reinvents ancient symbolisms. He amalgamates inks to evoke subtle shading and palimpsests. Founder of the School of Vallecas together with Alberto Sánchez, sculptor, Benjamín Palencia was one of the most important heirs of the poetics of the Castilian landscape of the Generation of '98. When he was only fifteen years old, Palencia left his hometown and settled in Madrid to develop his training through his frequent visits to the Prado Museum, since he always rejected the official teachings of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando. In 1925 he participates in the Exhibition of Iberian Artists held at the Retiro Palace in Madrid, and in 1926 he travels for the first time to Paris. There he met Picasso, Gargallo and Miró. It will be from this Parisian stay when Palencia's work acquires a surrealist tone, evidenced in an increasingly greater expressive freedom that will reach its fullness in his period of maturity. On his return to Madrid he founded the Vallecas School (1927), and made his individual debut at the Museum of Modern Art (1928). He gradually abandoned still lifes to return to the Castilian landscape, capturing it through a magnificent synthesis between tradition and the avant-garde. After the war, between 1939 and 1940 his painting took a radical turn; he abandoned cubist and abstract influences and even surrealist aspects, in search of an art of strong chromatic impact, linked to Fauvism. Focused on his work as a landscape painter, in 1942 Palencia took up again the experience of the Vallecas School together with the young painters Álvar Delgado, Carlos Pascual de Lara, Gregorio del Olmo, Enrique Núñez Casteló and Francisco San José. His work will gather images of the Castilian countryside and its peasants and animals; his painting becomes a testimony of the rough, the coarse and the rural, of the subtle expressiveness of the Castilian sobriety. Already fully consolidated, in 1943 he obtains the first medal at the National Exhibition of Fine Arts and in 1944 he is selected to participate in the Salón de los Once de Eugenio D'Ors in Madrid. The following year he was awarded the medal of honor at the National Exhibition, although he renounced it to facilitate its concession to José Gutiérrez Solana.

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            • Benjamín Palencia (Barrax, 1894 - Madrid, 1980) "Fountain in the Square"
              Feb. 29, 2024

              Benjamín Palencia (Barrax, 1894 - Madrid, 1980) "Fountain in the Square"

              Est: €1,000 - €1,500

              Benjamín Palencia (Barrax, 1894 - Madrid, 1980) "Fountain in the Square" Mixed media on paper Signed 29 x 43 cm 1.000 - 1.500 €

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            • Benjamín Palencia (Barrax, 1894 - Madrid, 1980) "Street at night"
              Feb. 29, 2024

              Benjamín Palencia (Barrax, 1894 - Madrid, 1980) "Street at night"

              Est: €1,200 - €2,000

              Benjamín Palencia (Barrax, 1894 - Madrid, 1980) "Street at night" Gouache on paper Certified by Mr. Ramón Palencia 38 x 35 cm 1.200 - 2.000 €

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            • BENJAMÍN PALENCIA (Barrax, Albacete, 1894 - Madrid, 1980). "Clown. 1948. Ink on paper. Signed and dated in the lower right corner. Artwork verified by Ramón Palencia
              Feb. 19, 2024

              BENJAMÍN PALENCIA (Barrax, Albacete, 1894 - Madrid, 1980). "Clown. 1948. Ink on paper. Signed and dated in the lower right corner. Artwork verified by Ramón Palencia

              Est: €1,500 - €1,800

              BENJAMÍN PALENCIA (Barrax, Albacete, 1894 - Madrid, 1980). "Clown. 1948. Ink on paper. Signed and dated in the lower right corner. Work verified by Ramón Palencia Measurements: 44 x 28 cm. Founder of the School of Vallecas together with Alberto Sánchez, sculptor, Benjamín Palencia was one of the most important heirs of the poetics of the Castilian landscape typical of the Generation of 98. When he was only fifteen years old, Palencia left his native town and settled in Madrid to develop his training through his frequent visits to the Prado Museum, as he always rejected the official teachings of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando. In 1925 he took part in the Exhibition of Iberian Artists held at the Retiro Palace in Madrid, and in 1926 he travelled to Paris for the first time. There he met Picasso, Gargallo and Miró and came into contact with the collage technique, which he later applied to his work, incorporating new materials such as sand and ashes. It was during this Parisian stay that Palencia's work took on a surrealist tone, evidenced by an increasingly greater expressive freedom that reached its peak in his mature period. On his return to Madrid he founded the Vallecas School (1927) and made his individual debut at the Museum of Modern Art (1928). Palencia gradually abandoned still lifes in favour of Castilian landscapes. This personal landscape aesthetic reached its culmination in the Vallecas School and, after a brilliant surrealist incursion in the early 1930s, when the Civil War broke out Palencia remained in Madrid and, like his fellow artists of his generation, underwent a period of profound crisis. When the war ended, between 1939 and 1940 his painting took a radical turn; he abandoned cubist influences in search of an art with a strong chromatic impact. Focusing on his work as a landscape painter, in 1942 Palencia returned to the experience of the Vallecas School together with the young painters Álvar Delgado, Carlos Pascual de Lara, Gregorio del Olmo, Enrique Núñez Casteló and Francisco San José. His work would include images of the Castilian countryside and its peasants and animals; once fully consolidated, in 1943 he won the first medal at the National Exhibition of Fine Arts and in 1944 he was selected to take part in the Salón de los Once de Eugenio D'Ors in Madrid. The following year he was awarded the medal of honour at the National Exhibition, although he gave it up in order to facilitate its award to José Gutiérrez Solana, who died a few days before the jury's decision. From this decade onwards he exhibited his work in art centres and galleries such as the Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid and the Estilo gallery, and in 1946 he was once again selected for the Salón de los Once. He also began to take part in international exhibitions, such as those of Spanish Contemporary Art held in Buenos Aires in 1947.

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            • BENJAMÍN PALENCIA (1894-1980). "FIGURES ON THE BEACH", August 1955.
              Feb. 15, 2024

              BENJAMÍN PALENCIA (1894-1980). "FIGURES ON THE BEACH", August 1955.

              Est: €800 - €1,200

              Ink on paper. Signed, dedicated and dated. 21.5 x 30 cm; 38 x 44 cm (frame). This lot will not be included in our post auction sale.  

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            • BENJAMÍN PALENCIA - Untitled
              Feb. 06, 2024

              BENJAMÍN PALENCIA - Untitled

              Est: -

              BENJAMÍN PALENCIA Albacete 1894-Madrid 1980 Untitled. 1933 Ink on paper Signed and dated 1933 Measurements 57 x 77 cm Work included in the Benjamín Palencia Archive. ORIGIN (label on back) Guillermo de Osma Gallery, Madrid Private collection

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            • BENJAMÍN PALENCIA - Mountain landscape
              Feb. 06, 2024

              BENJAMÍN PALENCIA - Mountain landscape

              Est: -

              BENJAMÍN PALENCIA Albacete 1894-Madrid 1980 Mountain landscape Oil on canvas Signed Measurements 81 x 72 cm Work included in the Benjamín Archive Palencia.

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            • BENJAMÍN PALENCIA - Campos
              Feb. 06, 2024

              BENJAMÍN PALENCIA - Campos

              Est: -

              BENJAMÍN PALENCIA Albacete 1894-Madrid 1980 Campos. c. 1968 Marker on paper Signed Measurements 41 x 29 cm Work included in the Benjamín Palencia Archive.

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            • BENJAMÍN PALENCIA - Personaje femenino…
              Jan. 31, 2024

              BENJAMÍN PALENCIA - Personaje femenino…

              Est: €500 -

              BENJAMÍN PALENCIA - Personaje femenino

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            • BEJAMÍN PALENCIA (Barrax, Albacete, 1894 - Madrid, 1980). "Peasant", 1940. Pencil on tracing paper. Attached certificate issued by the Benjamín Palencia Archive
              Jan. 30, 2024

              BEJAMÍN PALENCIA (Barrax, Albacete, 1894 - Madrid, 1980). "Peasant", 1940. Pencil on tracing paper. Attached certificate issued by the Benjamín Palencia Archive

              Est: €1,000 - €1,400

              BEJAMÍN PALENCIA (Barrax, Albacete, 1894 - Madrid, 1980). "Peasant", 1940. Pencil on tracing paper. Attached certificate issued by the Benjamín Palencia Archive. Registration number: 010/40. It has a small tear in the right side area that does not affect the drawing. Signed and dated in the lower right corner. Measurements: 32 x 24 cm. Founder of the School of Vallecas together with Alberto Sánchez, sculptor, Benjamín Palencia was one of the most important heirs of the poetics of the Castilian landscape typical of the Generation of 98. With only fifteen years Palencia leaves his native town and settles in Madrid to develop his formation through his frequent visits to the Prado Museum, since he always rejected the official teachings of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando. In 1925 he participates in the Exhibition of Iberian Artists held at the Retiro Palace in Madrid, and in 1926 he travels for the first time to Paris. There he met Picasso, Gargallo and Miró and came into contact with the collage technique, which he would later apply to his work, incorporating new materials such as sand or ashes. It will be from this Parisian stay when Palencia's work acquires a surrealist tone, evidenced in an increasingly greater expressive freedom that will reach its fullness in his period of maturity. On his return to Madrid he founded the Vallecas School (1927), and made his individual debut at the Museum of Modern Art (1928). Palencia will gradually abandon still lifes to take up again the Castilian landscape, capturing it through a magnificent synthesis between tradition and avant-garde. This personal aesthetic of the landscape will reach its culmination in the School of Vallecas and, after a brilliant surrealist incursion in the early thirties, when the Civil War broke out Palencia remained in Madrid, suffering a period of deep crisis like his generation mates. After the war, between 1939 and 1940 his painting took a radical turn; he abandoned the cubist and abstract influences and even the surrealist aspects, in search of an art of strong chromatic impact, linked to Fauvism. Focused on his work as a landscape painter, in 1942 Palencia takes up again the experience of the Vallecas School together with the young painters Álvar Delgado, Carlos Pascual de Lara, Gregorio del Olmo, Enrique Núñez Casteló and Francisco San José. His work will gather images of the Castilian countryside and its peasants and animals; his painting becomes a testimony of the rough, the coarse and the rural, of the subtle expressiveness of the Castilian sobriety. Already fully consolidated, in 1943 he obtained the first medal at the National Exhibition of Fine Arts and in 1944 he was selected to participate in the Salón de los Once de Eugenio D'Ors in Madrid. The following year he was awarded the medal of honor at the National Exhibition, although he renounced it to facilitate its concession to José Gutiérrez Solana.

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            • BEJAMÍN PALENCIA (Barrax, Albacete, 1894 - Madrid, 1980). "Vase with flowers", c.1975. Pastel on paper. Attached certificate issued by the Benjamín Palencia Archive. Registration number: 004/C.75.
              Jan. 30, 2024

              BEJAMÍN PALENCIA (Barrax, Albacete, 1894 - Madrid, 1980). "Vase with flowers", c.1975. Pastel on paper. Attached certificate issued by the Benjamín Palencia Archive. Registration number: 004/C.75.

              Est: €2,500 - €3,000

              BEJAMÍN PALENCIA (Barrax, Albacete, 1894 - Madrid, 1980). "Vase with flowers", c.1975. Pastel on paper. Attached certificate issued by the Benjamín Palencia Archive. Registration number: 004/C.75. Measurements: 69,5 x 47 cm. The decade of the 70's was a fertile period for the artist, who reaped the fruits of a long and successful career. During this period he received numerous tributes and recognitions; in 1973 he was named academician of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando in Madrid, in 1978 he entered the Academy of Fine Arts of San Jorge, in Barcelona. Until the end of his days, the artist continued to create, introducing new concepts to his painting, which had reached a high degree of maturity. A work with which he relegated the traditional dark palette, typical of the Spanish tradition, providing a groundbreaking aesthetic solution, outside of conventionalisms. A Founder of the School of Vallecas together with Alberto Sánchez, sculptor, Benjamín Palencia was one of the most important heirs of the poetics of the Castilian landscape typical of the Generation of '98. When he was only fifteen years old, Palencia left his hometown and settled in Madrid to develop his training through his frequent visits to the Prado Museum, since he always rejected the official teachings of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando. In 1925 he participates in the Exhibition of Iberian Artists held at the Retiro Palace in Madrid, and in 1926 he travels for the first time to Paris. There he met Picasso, Gargallo and Miró and came into contact with the collage technique, which he would later apply to his work, incorporating new materials such as sand or ashes. It will be from this Parisian stay when Palencia's work acquires a surrealist tone, evidenced in an increasingly greater expressive freedom that will reach its fullness in his period of maturity. On his return to Madrid he founded the Vallecas School (1927), and made his individual debut at the Museum of Modern Art (1928). Palencia will gradually abandon still lifes to take up again the Castilian landscape, capturing it through a magnificent synthesis between tradition and avant-garde. This personal aesthetic of the landscape will reach its culmination in the School of Vallecas and, after a brilliant surrealist incursion in the early thirties, when the Civil War broke out Palencia remained in Madrid, suffering a period of deep crisis like his generation mates. After the war, between 1939 and 1940 his painting took a radical turn; he abandoned the cubist and abstract influences and even the surrealist aspects, in search of an art of strong chromatic impact, linked to Fauvism. Focused on his work as a landscape painter, in 1942 Palencia takes up again the experience of the Vallecas School together with the young painters Álvar Delgado, Carlos Pascual de Lara, Gregorio del Olmo, Enrique Núñez Casteló and Francisco San José. His work will collect images of the Castilian countryside and its peasants and animals; his painting becomes a testimony of the rough, the coarse and the rural, of the subtle expressiveness of the Castilian sobriety. Already fully consolidated, in 1943 he obtained the first medal at the National Exhibition of Fine Arts and in 1944 he was selected to participate in the Salón de los Once de Eugenio D'Ors in Madrid. The following year he was awarded the medal of honor at the National Exhibition, although he renounced it to facilitate its concession to José Gutiérrez Solana.

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            • BENJAMÍN PALENCIA (Barrax, Albacete, 1894 - Madrid, 1980). "Port with boat and fisherman", 1949. Oil on cardboard glued to board.
              Jan. 30, 2024

              BENJAMÍN PALENCIA (Barrax, Albacete, 1894 - Madrid, 1980). "Port with boat and fisherman", 1949. Oil on cardboard glued to board.

              Est: €8,000 - €10,000

              BENJAMÍN PALENCIA (Barrax, Albacete, 1894 - Madrid, 1980). "Port with boat and fisherman", 1949. Oil on cardboard glued to board. We would like to thank the Fundación Benjamín Palencia for their help in cataloguing this work. A certificate can be issued at the buyer's expense. Work registered in the Benjamín Palencia Archive. Nº 015-49. Presents label on the back of the Guillermo de Osma Gallery. Measurements: 46 x 66 cm; 73 x 92 cm (frame). This work was in the exhibition that the Picasso Foundation (in Malaga) made in 2007 entitled "Spanish Art of the 50's, The intermediate years". The scene is probably a view of northern Spain, which was frequently visited by the author during this period. The work reflects a crucial moment in the artist's career, who, from 1946 until practically the last years of his life, reduced his palette to six colors: Veronese green, chrome yellow, carmine, vermilion, ochre and emerald green. Shades that produce a burst of color in his works, giving rise to landscapes irradiated by the light of non-existent tonalities, as is also the case with his figurative compositions. Founder of the School of Vallecas together with Alberto Sánchez, sculptor, Benjamín Palencia was one of the most important heirs of the poetics of the Castilian landscape typical of the Generation of '98. When he was only fifteen years old, Palencia left his hometown and settled in Madrid to develop his training through his frequent visits to the Prado Museum, since he always rejected the official teachings of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando. In 1925 he participates in the Exhibition of Iberian Artists held at the Retiro Palace in Madrid, and in 1926 he travels for the first time to Paris. There he met Picasso, Gargallo and Miró and came into contact with the collage technique, which he would later apply to his work, incorporating new materials such as sand or ashes. It will be from this Parisian stay when Palencia's work acquires a surrealist tone, evidenced in an increasingly greater expressive freedom that will reach its fullness in his period of maturity. On his return to Madrid he founded the Vallecas School (1927), and made his individual debut at the Museum of Modern Art (1928). Palencia will gradually abandon still lifes to take up again the Castilian landscape, capturing it through a magnificent synthesis between tradition and avant-garde. This personal aesthetic of the landscape will reach its culmination in the School of Vallecas and, after a brilliant surrealist incursion in the early thirties, at the outbreak of the Civil War Palencia remains in Madrid, suffering like his peers of his generation a period of deep crisis. After the war, between 1939 and 1940 his painting took a radical turn; he abandoned the cubist and abstract influences and even the surrealist aspects, in search of an art of strong chromatic impact, linked to Fauvism. Focused on his work as a landscape painter, in 1942 Palencia takes up again the experience of the Vallecas School together with the young painters Álvar Delgado, Carlos Pascual de Lara, Gregorio del Olmo, Enrique Núñez Casteló and Francisco San José. His work will gather images of the Castilian countryside and its peasants and animals; his painting becomes a testimony of the rough, the coarse and the rural, of the subtle expressiveness of the Castilian sobriety. Already fully consolidated, in 1943 he obtained the first medal at the National Exhibition of Fine Arts and in 1944 he was selected to participate in the Salón de los Once de Eugenio D'Ors in Madrid. The following year he was awarded the medal of honor at the National Exhibition, although he renounced it to facilitate its concession to José Gutiérrez Solana.

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            • Benjamin Palencia. flowers
              Jan. 24, 2024

              Benjamin Palencia. flowers

              Est: -

              Mixed technique on paper. Signed and dated (1965) in the lower right corner. Handwritten text on the back.

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            • BENJAMiN PALENCIA Barrax (Albacete) (1894) / Madrid (1980) "Still life of the carafe"
              Jan. 23, 2024

              BENJAMiN PALENCIA Barrax (Albacete) (1894) / Madrid (1980) "Still life of the carafe"

              Est: €18,000 - €24,000

              "Still life of the carafe", 1952 Oil on canvas Signed and dated in the upper left corner. Attached is a certificate of authenticity from the Palencia Archive with number 008/52 dated March 18, 2021. Measurements: 53 x 63 cm

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            • BENJAMiN PALENCIA Barrax (Albacete) (1894) / Madrid (1980) "Creek "
              Jan. 23, 2024

              BENJAMiN PALENCIA Barrax (Albacete) (1894) / Madrid (1980) "Creek "

              Est: €22,500 - €30,000

              BENJAMiN PALENCIA Barrax (Albacete) (1894) / Madrid (1980) "Arroyo", 1950 Oil on canvas Signed and dated in the lower right corner. Work registered in the Palencia Archive with number 035/50 On the back with labels and stamps: -Galeria Edurne, Madrid -XXVIII Biennale de Venezia de 1956 Measurements: 60 x 73 cm

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            • BENJAMiN PALENCIA Barrax (Albacete) (1894) / Madrid (1980) "Nude"
              Jan. 23, 2024

              BENJAMiN PALENCIA Barrax (Albacete) (1894) / Madrid (1980) "Nude"

              Est: €3,750 - €5,000

              "Nude", 1920 Watercolor on paper Signed and dated on the lower left. Attached is a certificate of authenticity from the Benjamin Palencia Archive of May 12, 2021. Measurements: 34 x 49 cm

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            • BENJAMIN PALENCIA Barrax (Albacete) (1894) / Madrid (1980) "Don Quixote", 1960
              Dec. 19, 2023

              BENJAMIN PALENCIA Barrax (Albacete) (1894) / Madrid (1980) "Don Quixote", 1960

              Est: €450 - €600

              Markers on paper Signed and dated in the lower left part Measurements: 21.5 x 15 cm

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            • BENJAMIN PALENCIA Barrax (Albacete) (1894) / Madrid (1980) "Figure of a woman", c.1933
              Dec. 19, 2023

              BENJAMIN PALENCIA Barrax (Albacete) (1894) / Madrid (1980) "Figure of a woman", c.1933

              Est: €2,700 - €3,600

              Graphite and watercolor on paper Signed in the lower right corner. Attached is a certificate of authenticity from the Benjamin Palencia Archive with number D070/C30 dated December 12, 2017. Measurements: 36.5 x 29.5 cm

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            • BENJAMIN PALENCIA Barrax (Albacete) (1894) / Madrid (1980) "Surrealist composition", 1932
              Dec. 19, 2023

              BENJAMIN PALENCIA Barrax (Albacete) (1894) / Madrid (1980) "Surrealist composition", 1932

              Est: €3,600 - €4,800

              Inks and watercolor on paper Signed and dated in the lower right corner. On the back labels from the exhibition "Benjamin Palencia", Palacio de los Serrano, Avila (January-March 2009) and the Ignacio Lassaletta Gallery, Barcelona. Bibliography: - "Benjamin Palencia", Exhibition catalogue, Palacio de los Serrano, Avila (January-March 2009) Measurements: 29 x 24 cm

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            • BENJAMÍN PALENCIA (Barrax, Albacete, 1894 - Madrid, 1980). Untitled, 1940. Watercolour on paper. Certificate of authenticity can be issued at the buyer's expense.
              Dec. 18, 2023

              BENJAMÍN PALENCIA (Barrax, Albacete, 1894 - Madrid, 1980). Untitled, 1940. Watercolour on paper. Certificate of authenticity can be issued at the buyer's expense.

              Est: €2,000 - €2,500

              BENJAMÍN PALENCIA (Barrax, Albacete, 1894 - Madrid, 1980). Untitled, 1940. Watercolour on paper. Certificate of authenticity can be issued at the buyer's expense. Slight damage to the frame. Signed and dated in the lower right area. Measurements: 50 x 70 cm; 78 x 99,5 cm (frame). Founder of the School of Vallecas together with Alberto Sánchez, sculptor, Benjamín Palencia was one of the most important heirs of the poetics of the Castilian landscape typical of the Generation of 98. When he was only fifteen years old, Palencia left his native town and settled in Madrid to develop his training through his frequent visits to the Prado Museum, since he always rejected the official teachings of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando. In 1925 he took part in the Exhibition of Iberian Artists held at the Retiro Palace in Madrid, and in 1926 he travelled to Paris for the first time. There he met Picasso, Gargallo and Miró and came into contact with the collage technique, which he later applied to his work, incorporating new materials such as sand and ashes. It was during this Parisian stay that Palencia's work took on a surrealist tone, evidenced by an increasingly greater expressive freedom that reached its peak in his mature period. On his return to Madrid he founded the Vallecas School (1927) and made his individual debut at the Museum of Modern Art (1928). Palencia gradually abandoned still lifes to return to the Castilian landscape, capturing it through a magnificent synthesis of tradition and the avant-garde. This personal aesthetic of landscape painting reached its culmination in the Vallecas School and, after a brilliant surrealist incursion in the early 1930s, when the Civil War broke out Palencia remained in Madrid and, like his fellow artists of his generation, suffered a period of profound crisis. When the war ended, between 1939 and 1940 his painting took a radical turn; he abandoned cubist and abstract influences and even aspects of a surrealist nature in search of an art with a strong chromatic impact, linked to Fauvism. Focusing on his work as a landscape painter, in 1942 Palencia took up again the experience of the Vallecas School together with the young painters Álvar Delgado, Carlos Pascual de Lara, Gregorio del Olmo, Enrique Núñez Casteló and Francisco San José. His work would include images of the Castilian countryside and its peasants and animals; his painting became a testimony to the rough, the coarse and the rural, to the subtle expressiveness of Castilian sobriety. Now fully consolidated, in 1943 he won the first medal at the National Exhibition of Fine Arts and in 1944 he was selected to take part in the Salón de los Once de Eugenio D'Ors in Madrid. The following year he was awarded the medal of honour at the National Exhibition, although he renounced it in order to facilitate its award to José Gutiérrez Solana.

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            • BEJAMÍN PALENCIA (Barrax, Albacete, 1894 - Madrid, 1980). "El Cristo de Serafín", 1970. Ink and felt-tip pens on paper. Enclosed certificate of authenticity issued by the Benjamín Palencia Archive.
              Dec. 18, 2023

              BEJAMÍN PALENCIA (Barrax, Albacete, 1894 - Madrid, 1980). "El Cristo de Serafín", 1970. Ink and felt-tip pens on paper. Enclosed certificate of authenticity issued by the Benjamín Palencia Archive.

              Est: €2,000 - €2,500

              BEJAMÍN PALENCIA (Barrax, Albacete, 1894 - Madrid, 1980). "El Cristo de Serafín", 1970. Ink and felt-tip pens on paper. Enclosed certificate of authenticity issued by the Benjamín Palencia Archive. Signed, dated and titled in the lower right-hand corner. Measurements: 32 x 24 cm; 41,5 x 35,5 cm (frame). Founder of the Vallecas School together with sculptor Alberto Sánchez, Benjamín Palencia was one of the most important heirs of the poetics of the Castilian landscape typical of the Generation of '98. When he was only fifteen years old, Palencia left his native town and settled in Madrid to develop his training through his frequent visits to the Prado Museum, given that he always rejected the official teachings of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando. In 1925 he took part in the Exhibition of Iberian Artists held at the Retiro Palace in Madrid, and in 1926 he travelled to Paris for the first time. There he met Picasso, Gargallo and Miró and came into contact with the collage technique, which he later applied to his work, incorporating new materials such as sand and ashes. It was during this Parisian stay that Palencia's work took on a surrealist tone, evidenced by an increasingly greater expressive freedom that reached its peak in his mature period. On his return to Madrid he founded the Vallecas School (1927) and made his individual debut at the Museum of Modern Art (1928). Palencia gradually abandoned still lifes to return to the Castilian landscape, capturing it through a magnificent synthesis of tradition and the avant-garde. This personal aesthetic of landscape painting reached its culmination in the Vallecas School and, after a brilliant surrealist incursion in the early 1930s, when the Civil War broke out Palencia remained in Madrid, suffering a period of profound crisis like his fellow artists of his generation. When the war ended, between 1939 and 1940 his painting took a radical turn; he abandoned cubist and abstract influences and even aspects of a surrealist nature in search of an art with a strong chromatic impact, linked to Fauvism. Focusing on his work as a landscape painter, in 1942 Palencia took up again the experience of the Vallecas School together with the young painters Álvar Delgado, Carlos Pascual de Lara, Gregorio del Olmo, Enrique Núñez Casteló and Francisco San José. His work would include images of the Castilian countryside and its peasants and animals; his painting became a testimony to the rough, the coarse and the rural, to the subtle expressiveness of Castilian sobriety. Now fully consolidated, in 1943 he won the first medal at the National Exhibition of Fine Arts and in 1944 he was selected to take part in the Salón de los Once de Eugenio D'Ors in Madrid. The following year he was awarded the medal of honour at the National Exhibition, although he renounced it in order to facilitate its award to José Gutiérrez Solana.

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            • BENJAMÍN PALENCIA Albacete 1894-Madrid 1980 A cow. c. 1969 Incision in stone
              Dec. 12, 2023

              BENJAMÍN PALENCIA Albacete 1894-Madrid 1980 A cow. c. 1969 Incision in stone

              Est: -

              BENJAMÍN PALENCIA Albacete 1894-Madrid 1980 A cow. c. 1969 Incision in stone Signed Measurements 51 x 118 cm Work included in the Benjamín Palencia Archive.

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            • BENJAMÍN PALENCIA Albacete 1894-Madrid 1980 Fauno. 1966 Ink on paper Signed
              Dec. 12, 2023

              BENJAMÍN PALENCIA Albacete 1894-Madrid 1980 Fauno. 1966 Ink on paper Signed

              Est: -

              BENJAMÍN PALENCIA Albacete 1894-Madrid 1980 Fauno. 1966 Ink on paper Signed, dedicated and dated 1962 Measurements 26 x 18.5 cm Work included in the Benjamín Palencia Archive.

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