born in Vera de
Bidasoa (Spain) in 1915 , he died at Fiesole (Florence) on July 17th
He started his studies at the S. Fernando Academy in Madrid, then
continued in Geneva, where in 1937 he held his first personal
exhibition, with works representing a strong Spanish Realism, followed
by studies under Diase Bianquet at the Grand Caumiere in Paris
In the ‘forties, together with his brother Antonio, Sciltian and
Annigoni, he participated in the group of Modern Realist Painters.
From the ‘fifties onwards his paintings are characterised by a Realism
with a strong social content and at times are even pathetic.
Salvatore Quasimodo wrote :” Special attention should be paid to the
still life works of Bueno, uplifted into a bottomless space where the
depths are created by the rhythm of the objects, subtracted to a
The subjects that Bueno took mainly into consideration are portrayed by
suffering and melancholy images of women and children.
He found inspiration for his works in the paintings of Goya and
He used traditional techniques, a mixed technique of oil and sand on
Important works and personal exhibitions
Among his most well-known works “The dead Warrior” (Il Guerrigliero
Personal exhibitions : Il Vaglia Gallery, Florence, Rotta, in Genoa, Il
Vertice in Milan, La Bussola in Turin and the Museum of Piacenza.
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