Julio Larraz

Biography

b. 1944, Havana, Cuba

The son of a newspaper publisher, he began to draw at a very early age. In 1961 his parents moved to Miami, Florida, taking the whole family with them. In 1962 they moved to Washington, D.C., and in 1964 to New York City, where Larraz lived for the next five years. There he began to draw political caricatures which were published by the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune and Vogue magazine, among others.

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In 1967 Larraz began working full time as a painter. He credits several New York artists, including Burt Silverman, for teaching him various painting techniques.
In 1971 his first solo exhibition was held at the Pyramid Galleries in Washington, D.C.
In 1972 he had an exhibition at the New School for Social Research in New York. A year later, his paintings were shown at the FAR Gallery in New York.
In 1976 he won awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the National Institute of Arts and Letters. The same year he was also awarded the Cintas Grant from the Institute of International Education.
A year later Larraz moved to San Patricio, New Mexico, fascinated by the light and atmosphere of the barren hills of the Hondo Valley. It was there that he met Ron Hall, his future dealer, who is based in Texas. In 1978 Larraz bought a house in Grandview, New York. There he met Nohra Haime whose New York gallery represented him until 1994. In 1983 he moved to Paris, remaining there for two years.
He now lives with his family in Miami Florida after living in Florence Italy for three years. Julio Larraz is best known for his precise and detailed technique, his imagination, and his unique subtle touch, all of which have helped affirm his reputation as one of the most important contemporary Latin American painters.

Solo Exhibition

Solo exhibitions
2012
Julio Larraz, Complesso del Vittoriano, Roma, Italy

2011
Julio Larraz, Galleria d’Arte Contini, Venice, Italy

2010
Julio Larraz, Galleria d’Arte Contini, Venice, Italy
Julio Larraz, Marlborough Gallery, Madrid

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2009
Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York, USA

2008
Julio Larraz, The Bellevue, Biarritz, France (in collaboration with Marlborough New York)
Julio Larraz, Galleria d’Arte Contini, Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy

2007
Giochi di Potere, Sculture monumentali & dipinti, Pietrasanta, Italy

2006
Julio Larraz – Giochi di potere, Piazza del Duomo, Chiesa e Chiostro di Sant’Agostino, Pietrasanta, Italy
Julio Larraz, Galleria d’Arte Contini, Venice, Italy
Julio Larraz, Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York, USA

2005
Julio Larraz: trienta años de trabajo, Centro Cultural Metropolitano, Quito, Ecuador, traveled to Museo de Arte de Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica
Altri Soli, Other Suns, Tuscan Sun Festival, Cortona, Italy
Julio Larraz, Galleria d’Arte Contini, Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy

2004
Julio Larraz: Recent Paintings, Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York, USA
Treinta años de trabajo, Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá, Bogotá, Colombia, traveled to Museo de Arte Moderno,

2003
Parcours Figuratif, Galerie Patrice Trigano, Paris, France
Paraiso Perdido. Aspectos del Paisaje en el Arte Latinoamericano,
Coral Gables FL, Lowe Art Museum
Art Miami, Marlborough Gallery, Florida, USA

2002
Arte Fiera, Marlborough Gallery, Bologna, Italy
Arte Fiera, Galleria Tega, Bologna, Italy
FIAC, Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain, Galerie Patrice Trigano, Paris, France
Latin American Artists, Marlborough Gallery, New York, USA
Art Basel, Galleria Tega, Basel, Switzerland
Arte de America Latina, Galleria Lucia de la Puente, Lima, Perú

2001
FIAC, Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain, Galleria Tega, Paris, France
FIAC, Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain, Galerie Patrice Trigano, Paris, France
Art Basel, Galleria Tega, Basel, Switzerland
Arte
Fiera, Galleria Tega, Bologna, Italy
Arte Fiera, Marlborough Gallery, Bologna, Italy

2000
Arte Fiera, Galleria Tega, Bologna, Italy
Art Miami, Marlborough Gallery, Florida, USA
MiArt, Galleria d’Arte Contini, Milan, Italy
Art Basel, Galleria Tega, Basel, Switzerland
Biennale di Arte Sacra, Museo di Castello Ursino, Catania, Italy

1999
Latin American Still Life: Reflections of Time and Space, Katonah, New York, USA
Museum, Katonah, New York. Traveled to Museo del Barrio, New York, USA
Silent Things, Secret Things, Still Life from Rembrandt to the Millennium, Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, USA

1998
Maestros Latinoamericanos, Galeria Espacio, San Salvador, El Salvador

1997
Group Show, Peter Findlay Gallery, New York, USA
Octava Exposicion de Pintura y Escultura Latino Americana, Galeria Espacio, San Salvador, El Salvador

1996
Latin Viewpoints into the Mainstream, Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, New York, USA

1995
Magic & Mystery, Austin Museum of Art at Laguna Gloria, Austin, Texas
Point/Counterpoi

1994
Latin American Art Masters, Gary Nader Fine Arts, Miami, Florida, USA

1993
Cuban Masters of the Twentieth Century, Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
Leaving our Earth – the Artistic Vision, Taejon International Expo, USA Pavilion, Taejon, Korea

1991
Selections, Nohra Haime Gallery, New York, USA
Topography of a Landscape, Nohra Haime Gallery, New York, USA
Fifth Anniversary, Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri
The Sterlington Exhibit, Sterlington, New York, USA

1990
Voyages of the Modern Imagination – The Boat in Twentieth Century American Art, William A.
Farnsworth Lihraiy and Art Museum, Rockland, Maine
Selections, Nohra Haime Gallery, New York, USA
Figuradon Fabuladon, Museum de Bellas Artes, Caracas, Venezuela
Contemporary & Modern Masters, Ron Hall Gallery, Dallas, Texas
17 Contemporary Prints & Multiples. Nohra Haime Gallery, New York, USA
Works on Hanji Paper, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea
Points of View in Landscape, M. Gutierrez Fine Arts, Key Biscayne, Florida, USA

1989
Selections, Nohra Haime Gallery, New York, USA
June Moon-Lunar Reflections by Contemporary Artists, G.W. Einstein & Company, New York, USA
Master Prints, Nohra Haime Gallery, New York, USA
Figurative-Abstract, Archer M.Huntington Art Gallery, University of Texas, Austin, Texas

1988
Nocturne Portraying the Night, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri
Blues and Other Summer Delights, Nohra Haime Gallery, New York, USA
La Naturaleza Muerta, Galeria Iriarte, Bogotá, Colombia

1986
Landscape, Seascape, Cityscape 1960-1 985, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, Louisiana. Traveled to: Academy of Art, New York;
City Art Gallery, Raleigh, North Carolina
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Bienal de Artes Graficas, Museo de Arte Moderno, La Tertulia, Cali, Colombia
Maestros en la colección del museo, Museo de Arte Moderno, Bogohi, Colombia
The Mount Aramah Exhibition, Orange County Historical Society, Arden, New York, USA
Major Works by Galley Artists, Nohra Haime Gallery, New York, USA
Pastels, Aleman Galleries, Boston, Massachussetts
Outside Cuba, Zinimerii Art Museum, Rutgers University, New Bmnswick, New Jersey. Traveled to: Musuem of Contemporary Hispanic Arts, New York;
Miami University Art Museum, Oxford, Ohio;
Museo de Arte de Ponce, Ponce, Puerto Rico Center for the Fine Arts, Miami, Florida;
Atlanta College of Art and New Visions Gallery of Contemporary Art, Atlanta, Georgia.
Fifth Anniversay Exhibition, Nohra Haime Gallery, New York, USA
The Anatomy of Drawing, Hooks Epstein Gallery, Houston, Texas
Watercolors Plus, Nohra Haime Gallery, New York, USA
Eccentric Images, RVS Fine Arts, Southampton, New York, USA
Inaugural Exhibition: New Space, Nohra Haime Gallery, New York, USA

1984
Artistas Latinoamericanos en Paris;
Galeria Arteconsult, Panama City, Panama
Rotating Nohra Haime Gallery, New York, USA
Summer Group Exhibition, Galleria Il Gabbiano, Rome, Italy
MIRA, Museo del Barrio, New York. Traveled to: Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, Illinois;
Cuban Museum of Art and Culture, Miami, Florida;
Midtown Art Center, Houston, Texas;
Arvada Center for Arts and Humanities, Denver, Colorado.
Latin American Artists in New York,
Arteconsult International, Boston, Massachusetts
Pastels, Nohra Haime Gallery, New York, USA
Gallery Artists-Recent Work, Nohra Haime Gallery, New York, USA
The Art of South America, Saint Paul’s Companies, Saint Paul, Minnesota
Julio Larraz – Hugo Robus, Blue Hill Cultural Center, Pearl River, New York, USA

1983
Still Life – Thematic Survey Zin-Lerner Gallery, New York, USA
Maestros Latinoamericanos: obras sobre papel, Galeria Arteconsult, Panama City, Panama
Group Exhibition,
Rossi Gallery, Morristown, New Jersey

1982
Clouds, Stuart-Neill Gallery, New York, USA
Inaugural Exhibition, Mary Anne Martin Fine Arts, New York, USA
Diciembre en Iriarte, Galeria Iriarte, Bogotá, Colombia
Bonino Gallery, New York, USA

1981
Dibujantes Latinoamericanos en Nueva York, Galeria Garcés Velasquez, Santa Fe Bogotá, Colombia
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Bienal Del Grabado Latinoamericano, Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueño, San Juan, Puerto Rico

1979
Modern Latin American Paintings; Drawings; and Sculpture, Center for Inter- American 
Relations and Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, USA
Realism and Latin American Painting: The Seventies, Center for Inter-American Relations, New York. Traveled to:
Museo de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico Five Realists, Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York

1978
Image and illustration, Squibb Gallery, Princeton,
New Jersey
Art in Decoration, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia