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Felix Revello de Toro, 1926 | Figurative / Portrait painter




Spanish artist ⎆ Félix Revello de Toro was born in Malaga on June 10, 1926, the son of art teacher José María Revello Cazar. He started painting when he was 13 years old. The City Hall of Malaga helped him study at the Bellas Artes de San Fernando in Madrid.
He became a university professor for 17 years in Barcelona, and then decided to dedicate himself solely to painting. He became one of the best portrait painters in Spain, and in 1991 he was asked to paint the official portraits of the King and Queen of Spain.




Among the honors he has received are the honor ⎆ of the Real Academia de Bellas Arte de San Telmo, the Gold Medal ⎆ of Malaga, the Medal of Honor ⎆ of the Real Academia de Bellas Artes of Santa Isabel of Hungary, and he was named the Malagueño of the Year for 1988 and Favorite Son of Malaga in 1995.


In 2001 a street in Malaga was named after him, and in 2002 he received the Medal ⎆ of Andalusia.
Felix Revello de Toro donated 110 works of art to his museum, 51 of them being oil paintings.
Other media he has used are the pencil and water color. He is known for his paintings of women and one can see that he has loved women all his life.













Awards ⎆
  • 1950 - He finishes his Fine Arts studies which he passes with distinction and receives the Pérez Madrigal Award.
  • 1987 He receives the Rafael de Penagos National Painting Award ⎆.
  • 1988 - He paints the collective portrait of the International Olympic Committee which voted for Barcelona’s candidature for the Olympic Games 1992, for the headquarters of this organization in Lausanne (Switzerland). He paints his first poster for the Málaga feria.
  • 1990 - He is granted the freedom of Barcelona City, receiving the Golden Key. San Telmo Royal Fine Arts Academy in Málaga grants him an honorary doctorate.
  • 1991 - He paints the two large official portraits of the Spanish Monarchs for the ABC head office.
  • 1993 - The Málaga Press Association honours him with their Gold Badge Award ⎆.
  • 1994 - The National Association of Cultura Viva makes him an honorary member and awards him their Gold Insignia. He paints his first official poster for Málaga’s Holy Week.
  • 1995 - Málaga City Council awards him their Gold Medal and honours him with the title ‘Favourite Son’.
  • 1997 - The Santa Isabel de Hungría Royal Fine Arts Academy awards him their Medal of Honour.
  • 1998 The Barcelona Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences appoints him as Corresponding Member.
  • 2001 - The Málaga Regional Council honours him with their Gold Medal and the title ‘Favourite Son of the province’ and the City Hall names a street in Málaga after him. First big retrospective exhibition in Madrid, organized by Banco Santander Central Hispano, and visited by the king and queen of Spain. His wife Chini dies.
  • 2002 - The Junta de Andalucía honours him with the ‘Favorite Son’ title and awards him the Andalusia Medal.
  • 2004 - Big retrospective exhibition in Málaga Municipal Museum Revello de Toro, una vida dedicada a la pintura, organized by Málaga City Hall and Unicaja, and visited by more than fifty thousand people.
  • 2005 - El Ayuntamiento de Málaga le concede su medalla de Oro y le nombra Hijo Predilecto The Association of Málaga Brotherhoods honours him with their Gold Medal.
  • 2010 - El Ayuntamiento de Málaga le concede su medalla de Oro y le nombra Hijo Predilecto He paints his second poster for the Málaga carnival. The Revello de Toro Museum is formally inaugurated.





































Félix Revello de Toro è un pittore Spagnolo ⎆, nato a Málaga nel 1926.
La sua prima mostra si svolse nel 1938, quando aveva 10 anni. A 16 anni riceve il suo primo incarico professionale per una confraternita locale. L'anno seguente ha ricevuto una borsa di studio per studiare a Madrid per cinque anni presso la Royal Academy di San Fernando. Quindi ottenne un'altra borsa di studio che gli permise di rimanere a Roma nel 1951. Dal 1953 il suo lavoro comincia a essere riconosciuto.
È stato professore di Belle Arti a Barcellona, presso la Scuola della Lonja ed è membro onorario della Royal Academy of Fine Arts di San Telmo dal 1987.
Il 27 novembre 2010, nel centro di Malaga, si apre un museo dedicato alla sua persona, il Museo Revello de Toro, con 117 opere donate dal pittore.









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