Obituaries 

Alberto Corazón

Alberto Corazón
Obituaries 

Alberto Corazón

14/06/2022


1942-2021

Like the great artists of the historic avant-gardes, whom he so much admired, Alberto Corazón thrived in multiple disciplines – painting, photography, sculpture, graphic design –, making compatible the highest intellectual ambition with a connection to the issues of his time. Born in postwar Madrid, Corazón studied Sociology and Political Science, but soon felt drawn to the world of art, embracing first the conceptualism that was flourishing in Spain, and then graphic design, as an editor tied to the Spanish Communist Party (PCE) and also in his own imprint, Alberto Corazón Editor, which played a key role in the renovation of aesthetic ideas in 1970s Spain. His social and artistic activism is expressed in projects with as much popular acceptance as the trompe-l’oeils of Puerta Cerrada, in Madrid, but Corazón garnered the highest recognitions as a graphic designer with a powerful and peculiar visual thinking, as the logos he designed for ONCE, Paradores, Anaya, PSOE, or the National Library of Spain, to name just a few, come to show. In 2006 he was made member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando.


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