Orlando Pelayo is a major twentieth-century Spanish artist who spent most of his life in exile from Spain because of his republican background and sympathies.
This exile began in 1939 in Algeria, where Pelayo became friendly with Albert Camus. After WWII, Orlando Pelayo moved to Paris where he was warmly welcomed by the considerable colony of exiled Spanish artists who clustered around Picasso.
The art of Orlando Pelayo is presented in many museums including the Museo d’Arte Moderne in Bilbao, the Museo de Bellas Artes de Asturias in Orviedo, the Pompidou Centre and the Musée d’Art Moderne in Paris.
After his death in 1992, the City of Paris gave him a retrospective exhibition at the Couvent des Cordeliers.
His work is available at Idbury Prints: An online gallery of original fine art prints and a small selection is displayed below.
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