About

Julio Larraz was born in Havana, Cuba, on March 12, 1944. The son of a newspaper editor, he began drawing at a very early age. In 1961 his whole family moved to Miami, Florida. In 1962 they moved to Washington, DC and in 1964 to New York. There he began to draw political caricatures that were
published by the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune and Vogue magazine, among others.
In 1967 Larraz began to work full time as professional painter. Larraz credits several New York artists such as Burt Silverman, for teaching him different painting techniques. In 1971 his first individual exhibition took place in the Pyramid Gallery in Washington, DC. In 1972 his work was exhibited in the New School for Social Research in New York and in 1973 he carried out another exhibition with the FAR Gallery in New York.
In 1976 he won both the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the National Institute of Arts and Letters awards. The same year he was also rewarded with the Cintas scholarship of the International Education Institute. One year later, Larraz moved to San Patricio, New Mexico, fascinated by the light and atmosphere of Valle Hondo’s arid hills. There he met Ron Hall, whose gallery in Dallas, Texas harbored his work for several years. Ron Hall would become one of his best friends. In 1983 he moved to Paris, where he stayed for two years. In this new environment, he found inspiration for his paintings. While living in Paris, Larraz also traveled to Morocco. In 1984 he moved again to the United States.
In 1983 he met Nohra Haime whose New York gallery represented him until 1994. In 1998 he began to work with the Marlborough Gallery in New York which represented him for fifteen years. Larraz moved to Florence, Italy, in the year 2000, staying there until 2004. Once again he found new sources of inspiration there. In 2004, Larraz began to work with Galleria D’Arte Contini in Italy, marking the beginning of yet another great professional and personal relationship that continues to the present day. Larraz frequently visits Italy, wherein 2006 he worked on his monumental sculptures which were exhibited in Pietrasanta.
In 2012 the artist began working with Art of the World Gallery in Houston, Texas. He is also represented by Miles McEnery Gallery in New York and Ascaso Gallery in Miami.
Julio Larraz is best known for his precise and detailed technique, his imagination, and his subtle touch. Nowadays, Julio Larraz’s work is more solid than ever. His art has become more concise and suggestive, not only in the brushstrokes that reflect the dexterity of a master painter but in the metaphors of his brilliant themes.

Exhibition

2018
Julio Larraz, Art Miami, Ascaso Gallery
Viaggio Nella Fantasia, Galleria D’arte Contini, Venice, Italy
Julio Larraz, Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, N.Y.
2017
Maestro Julio Larraz Sculptures, NADER Art Museum Latin America, Miami, Florida.
Revelations, Art of The World Gallery, Houston, Texas.
New Beginnings by Julio Larraz, The John T. Surovek Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida.
Julio Larraz, Paintings and Sculpture, Museum of Art – Deland, Florida.
2016
Made in U.S.A., Ascaso Gallery, Miami, Florida.
Omaggio Julio Larraz, Galleria D’arte Contini, Venice , Italy.
2015
Julio Larraz, Ameringer, McEnery & Yohe Gallery, New York.
2014
Julio Larraz, Art Basel Miami, Ameringer, McEnery & Yohe Gallery, New York.
Rules of Engagement, Contini Art UK, London.
Del mare, dell’aria e di altre storie, Catania, Italy, Fondazione Puglisi Cocentino in collaboration with Galleria d’Arte Contini.
“Two Hundred Years in Power” Galeria Arteconsult, Panama city, Panama, in collaboration with Ascaso Gallery.
2013
Coming Home, Ascaso Gallery, Miami, Florida.
Julio Larraz, Galeria Duque Arango and Art of the World, Medellin, Colombia.
“Omaggio Julio Larraz”Galleria D’arte Contini, Venezia , Italy.
Julio Larraz, Marlborough Gallery Monaco. Monte Carlo, Monaco.
Julio Larraz, Marlborough Gallery, New York, NY.
2012
Julio Larraz, Complesso del Vittoriano, Rome ( In collaboration with Galleria d’arte Contini).
2010
Julio Larraz, Contini Galleria D’Arte, Venice, Italy.
Julio Larraz, Marlborough Gallery, Madrid, Spain.
2009
Julio Larraz, Marlborough Gallery, New York, NY.
2008
Julio Larraz, Contini Galleria D’Arte, Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy.
Julio Larraz, The Bellevue, Biarritz, France (in collaboration with Marlborough New York).
2007
Monumental Sculpture Show, Piesanta, Italy.
2006
Julio Larraz, Contini Galleria D’Arte, Venice, Italy.
Julio Larraz: New Work, Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York.
Julio Larraz – Giochi di potere, Piazza del Duomo, Chiesa e Chiostro di Sant’Agostino Pietrasanta, Italy.
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 Sol, Other Suns, Tuscan Sun Festival, Cortona, Italy.
Julio Larraz, Contini Galleria D’Arte, Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy.
2004
Julio Larraz: Recent Paintings, Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York.
Treinta años de trabajo, Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá, Bogotá, Colombia; taveled to Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City, Mexico; Museo de Arte de Zapopan, Guadalajara, Mexico; Museo de Arte Costarricense, San Jose, Costa Rica.
2003
L’ultimo sguardo dopo la Terra, Forni Galleria d’Arte, Bologna, Italy.
2002
Oeuvres récentes: peintures et sculptures, Marlborough Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco.
Julio Larraz, Galerie Patrice Trigano, Paris, France.
El sueño es vida, Galleria Tega, Milan, Italy.
2001
Julio Larraz, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice, Italy.
2000
New Works, Marlborough Florida, Boca Raton, Florida; traveled to Galería A.M.S. Marlborough, Santiago, Chile.
Julio Larraz, Galleria Tega, FIAC, Paris, France.
1999
Julio Larraz’s Sculptures, Galleria Tega, Art Miami, Miami, Florida.
Luis Perez Galeria, ARCO, Madrid, Spain.
Julio Larraz, Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri.
Julio Larraz, Galleria Tega, FIAC, Paris, France.
1998
Julio Larraz, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, Florida.
Julio Larraz, Museo Pedro de Osma, Lima, Peru.
Julio Larraz, Galería Der Brucke, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
1997
Ron Hall Gallery, Art Miami, Miami, Florida.
1996
Watercolors and Pastels by Julio Larraz, Peter Findlay Gallery, New York, New York.
Recent Works by Julio Larraz, Ron Hall Gallery, Dallas, Texas.
The Gulf Stream, Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri.
Julio Larraz, Ron Hall Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Works on Paper by Julio Larraz, Ron Hall Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
1995
The Planets, Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, Florida.
Julio Larraz, Gallerie Vallois, Paris, France.
The Planets, Ron Hall Gallery, Dallas, Texas.
Peter Findlay Gallery, New York, New York.
1994
Julio Larraz, Ron Hall Gallery, Dallas, Texas.
1992
Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois.
Witness to Silence, Nohra Haime Gallery, New York, New York.
Works on Paper, Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri.
1991
Moments in Time, Nohra Haime Gallery, New York, New York.
1990
Works on Paper, Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri.
Prints, Colleen Greco Gallery, Nyack, New York.
Janey Beggs Gallery, Los Angeles, California.
Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Watercolors, Nohra Haime Gallery, New York, New York.
1988
Ravel Gallery, Austin, Texas.
Nohra Haime Gallery, New York, New York.
Frances Wolfson Art Gallery, Miami-Dade Community College, Miami, Florida.
Nohra Haime Gallery, New York, New York.
1987
Museo de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico.
Hall Galleries, Dallas, Texas.
1986
Museo de Arte Moderno, Bogotá, Colombia.
Nohra Haime Gallery, New York, New York.
1985
Galleria II Gabbiano, Rome, Italy.
Nohra Haime Gallery, New York, New York.
1984
Galería Iriarte, Bogotá, Colombia.
Nohra Haime Gallery, New York, New York.
Galería Arteconsult, Panama City, Panama.
1983
Wichita Falls Museum and Art Center, Wichita Falls, Texas.
Works IL Gallery, Southampton, New York.
Nohra Haime Gallery, FIAC, Paris, France.
1982
Works IL Gallery, Southampton, New York.
Belle Arts Gallery, Nyack, New York.
Bacardi Gallery, Miami, Florida.
Inter-American Art Gallery, New York, New York.
1980
Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York, New York.
Hall Galeries, Fort Worth, Texas.
1979
Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York, New York.
1977
FAR Galleries, New York, New York.
1976
Westmoreland Museum of Art, Greensburg, Pennsylvania.
1974
FAR Gallery, New York, New York.
1972
New School for Social Research, New York.
1971
Pyramid Galleries, Washington, DC.

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