Lanzarote means speaking about Cesar Manrique. His work was a great heritage
for his beloved Island and it is the proud of Lanzarote. Today as Canary
Transfer we will tell you who cesar Manrique is and what he did.
Cesar Manrique Cabrera was born in Arrecife 100 years ago, the 24st of April. He was so interested
in arts, since he was a child and when he came back from the Civil war he
attended architecture at the University of La Laguna, although he left the
studies a few time later. He went to Madrid where, thanks to a scholarship,
started Escuela Superior de Bellas Artes
de San Fernando and he graduated as professor of art and painting. A few years
after the degree he established the art Gallery Fè and he was actively involved
in different works and expositions, in Lanzarote and in many countries.
In 1964 he went to New York where he lived with different
artists. He established
his own studio thanks to a scholarship of the Institute of International
Education. He exposed his work in the prestigious Cahterine Viviano’s art
gallery. Manrique was missing a lot his homeland, as much as he decided to come
back to Lanzarote in 1966. From that moment, Cesar Manrique had only one
mission in his life: make Lanzarote one of the most beautiful places in the
world. So he started his work with the architect Fernando Higueras.
Manrique’s heritage in Lanzarote
Since he came
back to Lanzarote, the work of Manrique was profitable. Nowadays nobody could
even immagine Lanzarote without his most emblematic places: la Cuevas de los Verdes,
los Jameos del Agua, el Mirador del Río, el Monumento al campesino, el Jardín
del Cactus, el Taro de Tahiche (Current Casa Museo de César Manrique) and the
“horno-asador “ in the Tymanfaya National Park.
He created famous
masterpiece also outside Lanzarote, such as the Shopping Center La Vaguada in
Madrid, the Mirador de la Peña by the
island of El Hierro or Parque Marítimo in Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
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