1944 - Born, August 25th in Monesterio (Badajoz), in a family of farmers.
1950 - 57 - Studies at the Escuelas Graduadas for children in Monesterio. His vocation for drawing and sculpture awakes at that time and soon shifts towards painting.
1957-60- Early in 1957, he finds the person who will become his first teacher, Eduardo Acosta. In October the same year, he enters the School of Arts and Trades, where he passes four terms with the highest marks and is awarded the first prize. The town hall of Monesterio awards him a subsidy of 5000 PTAs. The following term, in the central headquarters, he gets the award for drawing "de los Antiguos". He studies at Artes y Oficios until 1960. This same year, he enters the School of fine arts Santa Isabel de Hungría. After obtaining the most important prizes in competitions in Seville and Badajoz, and being awarded a scholarship (Bartolomé Esteban Murillo) by the Deputación Sevillana in 1959, he takes part the in the Spring Exhibition with the work "Still Life with Dissected Dove". The Delegation of Badajoz grants him a scholarship to study painting.
1960 - 61- Studies the Preparatory Course in Santa Isabel de Hungría, and obtains the award for the best marks. As a student of the Delegation of Seville, he travels through Extramadura, painting landscapes which will latter appear in his first solo exhibition at the Ateneo Sevillano.
1961-65 - Moves to Madrid to the school of Fine Arts of San Fernando in 1961. During that first year, he receives the prize of "Portraits" and "Drawing" from the Real Academia. In 1965, he finishes his painting studies and participates in the show "Landscapes" of Alicante, (Muestra al aire libre en la Plaza Mayor).
1965-66 Studies "Wall Painting" with Manuel Villaseñor, and "Calcographic Engraving" with Luis Alegre, He begins his expressionist stage and, at the same time, attends the classes at Círculo de Bellas Artes.
1966-67- Receives a scholarship from the Ministry of Education and Sciences to study professorship and becomes assistant to the painters Pedro Mozos and to Germán Calvo in the classes of "Color and Composition" and " Pictorial Procedures" respectively. For the first time, he takes part in the national exhibition with his work "En la Noche" and two drawings.
1968 - He takes part in the National Exhibition with his works: " Seismic Movement" and "The Sanfermines" and other works. He obtains the third prize with the engraving "Sad Homage". His second solo exhibition is carried out in the Club Pueblo, this time with the expressionist or neo-figurative work of the latest years. José María Moreno Galván writes the catalogue
1969 - Goes to Paris (France) to study in the scholarship Castellblanch and meets the impressionists and the avant-garde of the latest decades, but he is inspired by Picasso's cubism and neoclassicism in creating his last expressionist stage and subjective geometric abstraction. He participates in the National Contests of Madrid with some of these works.
1970 - 71 Starts his realistic stage which he will continue to work. He participates in the show "Spanish Landscape in South America" sponsored by the Spanish institute of Ibero-American Culture.
1972 - Carries out his first realistic show at Loring Gallery of Madrid. Ramón Faraldo introduces it as a personal letter. He participates in the "Premio Blanco y Negro" G. Luca de Tena buys his work.
1973 - A second exhibition is carried out in the same gallery. The poet José Hierro introduces it. It has a strong repercussion among the critics. ABC writes about it in its "Articulo Grafico". José Ramón Aznar writes a foreword to the exhibition. Carlos Murciano writes one of the most beautiful poems in his book "Breviario". He participates in the group exhibition "Marko" in Madrid.
1974 - He receives the "Premio Luis de Morales" in Badajoz for his drawing " White Dreams". He participates in the group exhibition "Antología del realismo español actual" at the Avigñón Gallery in Madrid.
1975 - He participates in the "Gran Premio de Pintura," sponsored by Circulo de Bellas Artes, with the painting entitled "Space for a Dream". As it did not win any prize there was a great debate in art magazines and in the press of Madrid. He participates in the exhibition "Between Abstraction and Realism" in Avigñón Gallery of Madrid.
1976 - Some of his works are shown in the art fair "Artexpo" in Barcelona. He participates in "El dibujo en el arte" at Balboa-13 Gallery and in " Contemporary Spanish Realism" in Columela Gallery of Madrid.
1977 - He participates in the exhibition "Pequeñas obras de grandes maestros", "Materndad" and "El dibujo en el arte", Kandinsky Gallery, Madrid, and in·"Navidad", Crystal Palace, Madrid, and "El dibujo", Balboa-13 Gallery, Madrid.
1978 - "En torno al realismo",
Art Gallery, Valencia and "Spanish Art Today", Cultural
Niavaran Center, Teheran. This was headed by the portrait of
Farah Diba, requested by the embassy of Iran and later sent to
the contemporary Art Museum of Teheran.
1979 - He carries out his third solo exhibition in Biosca gallery of Madrid, which was introduced by A. Manuel Campoy. Amado Osorio makes a second film for "Nodo". A jury of painters and sculptors chooses him as the best artist of the year. He participates in the exhibition "El niño en el arte" in Círculo de Bellas Artes.
1980 - Solo exhibition in "Art 11'80", Basle (Switzerland). He participates in the exhibitions "El realismo y la Escuela Sevillana", Ateneo of Madrid, and "El intimismo en la pintura española. Siglos XIX y XX" in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The Círculo de Bellas Artes of Madrid awards him the Medal for Merit. A first monographic work about the author is published with texts by José Hierro, Paco Nieva, and Miguel Fisac. J.L: Vallejo Nájera, J. Luis Descalzo Martín and Joaquín Castro Beraza. "Cadena Ser" chooses him as the "man of the year". Luis María Ansón introduces the book.
1981 - A retrospective exhibition is carried out in Valencia, Punto Gallery. In Cáceres, The Brocense. In Badajoz, Salones de Cultura, and in Monesterio. The architect Miguel Fisac introduces the monographic work in Badajoz. Manuel Pacheco writes the "Romance para nombrar la pintura de Eduardo Naranjo". Monesterio honors him as "freeman of the city.". He resumes his engraving work while participating in the book "The Spanish Constitution" together with Genovés, Pepe Caballero, Miró, etc. He participates in the exhibitions "The subjective reality", Abside Gallery, La Coruña, "Realism in Spain", Complutense University, and "Small format" Biosca Gallery, Madrid, The Association of the Press of Badajoz awards him a prize.
1982 - He paints the portrait of D. Antonio Hernandez Gil for the Congreso de Diputados, the painting "Short bird Flight" for Barajas Airport and the engraving dedicated to Gabriel y Galán entitled "Plethora" He participates in the exhibition "Contraparada-3" Murcia.
1983 - Among others, he makes the series of engravings "Creation" and the portrait of Javier Benjumea for the gallery of blast furnace presidents of Biscay.
1984 - He takes part in the preparation of the scene design for "The House of Bernarda Alba" by F. García Lorca together with Miguel Narros and J. Carlos Plaza. The Manhattan Chase Bank buys one of his latest paintings. Professor Vaz Romero delivers the conference "Eduardo Naranjo... that myth"
1985 - He participates in the following exhibitions:
" Artists in Madrid in the Contemporary Art Museum",
Sala del Conde Duque, "Figures and Imaginations" Juan
Gray Gallery and Arco 85, with Victor Martin gallery.
1986 - He starts the engravings for the book "Poet in New York" by F. G. Lorca which he will finish in 1991. He participates in the exhibition "Multiplicity in art" at the Congress and Exhibitions Palace of Madrid. One of his works is bought.
1987 - He participates in the exhibitions "Cita con el Dibujo". Alfama gallery, Madrid. "Annual art fair of Stockholm" "Original Graphic Work" Victor Martín gallery, and shows, for the first time, the engravings for "Poet in New York" in the Feria del Libro of Madrid with Hispanica de Bibliofilia.
1988 - He takes part in the following exhibitions:
"Realism and Imagination" Rodriguez Acosta Foundation,
Granada. "Contemporary Print." Cultural Center Conde
Duque, Madrid. "Graphic Work" with José Caballero,
Gaudí Gallery. "New Trends" El Ensanche Gallery,
Valencia and in "InterArte" with the Juan Gray Gallery.
1989 - He travels to Cuba invited by the
Fondo Cubano de Bienes Culturales to participate in the III Biennial
of the Third World and the III International Conference of Silk
Screen printing. His solo exhibition is shown at Victor Manuel
Gallery in Havana. He participates in the exhibition "Existence.
14 Masters of Realism" sponsored by Caja de San Fernando
1990 - Participates in the exhibition "Promocion 65" in the Real Academia de Bellas Artes of San Fernando, Madrid.
1991 - He writes "Extremadura en la
magia de la mirada" for the book "Extremadura verde,
blanco y negro" He is in charge of the decoration, wardrobe,
and advertisements for the play "Hazme de la noche un cuento"
by Jorge Márquez, directed by Manuel Hill and performed
in Teatro de Bellas Artes of Madrid.
1992 - "Tokyo Art Expo", Tokyo
International Trade Center of Harumi, Japan.
1993 - Solo itinerating exhibition, Centro
Cultural of Madrid. March 2nd - May 2nd, Culture and Patrimony
Halls. May 14th - June 9th. Palacio of San Jorge, Cáceres.
June 17th - July 6th. II Contemporary Art Show, Salon de los
Espejos at the Theatre Carolina Coronado. May 22nd - 27th. Exhibition
of the engravings for the book "Poet in New York"
1994 - He is awarded the " National
Engraving Prize María de Salamanca. Museum of Contemporary
Spanish Engraving, Marbella, Málaga.
1995 - III International Engraving Biennial
of the Caixa of Ourense" December 14th 1994 - January 21st
1996 - "Realisms" Ansorena Gallery.
Madrid, December 14th - January 30th
1997 - "Poet in New York and a drawing
of the time." University of Seville. March. 3rd - 22nd
1998 - "Federico García Lorca:
grabado en la memoria" Museo del Grabado Español
Contemporáneo. Marbella, Málaga, July - September.
1999 - ARCO M.E.I.A.C Consejería de
Cultura, Patrimonio de Extremadura.
CATALOGUES AND SOLO EXHIBITIONS
1968 - Club Pueblo , Madrid, March.
1972 - Loring Gallery. Madrid, January 26th. February 15th
1979 - Biosca Gallery. Madrid, April
1981 - Casa de la Cultura Excma. Diputación Provincial and Pedro de Valencia Cultural Institution, Badajoz, March.
1989 - "Eduarno Naranjo, original engravings 1983-89" Victor Manuel Gallery, Fondo Cubano de Bienes Culturales. Havana, Cuba. November
1991 - "Eduardo Naranjo's works for Hazme de la noche un cuento". Palacio Moctezuma. Cáceres, Patronato del Festival de Cáceres y Consejería de Cultura de Mérida. June 17th.
1992 - Exposición Universal de Seville 92. June 16th - July. 17th
1993 - "Eduardo Naranjo. Retrospectiva.
1954 - 93" Centro Cultural de la Villa, Madrid. March 2nd
1994 - "Engravings 1965 - 94" Caja Rural de Jalón. Zaragoza, February 22nd -April 12th
1995 "Obra gráfica y un cuadro de taller" Ceberino Franco Gallery, Badajoz, December 18th 1995 - 31st January 1996.
1996 - "Poet in New York, by Federico Garcia Lorca." Ermita de San Pedro. Aracena, Huelva. October 26th -November 24th
1997 - "Poet in New York" CajaSur
Córdoba. March 3rd -22nd.
1998 - "Poet in New York." M.E.I.A.C. Badajoz, May.
1999- "Eduardo Naranjo," 1993 - 99 "La Flor y el Paisaje" Leandro Navarro Gallery. Madrid.
1978- NODO n° 1817. "Eduardo Naranjo en su estudio." By Adriano del Valle, May.
1979 - "Tribuna de la Cultura."
Debate on realism and hyperrealism, directed and introduced by
Eduardo Marco. TVE-2, March.
1980 "Café de Redacción"
Interviewed by Joaquín Castro Beraza, Santiago L. Castillo
and M. José Valero. Directed by Luis Tomás Melgar.
"300 millones" Special program dedicated to Ecuador (Oswaldo Guayasamín y Eduardo Naranjo.) Directed by Martín Maqueda and produced by Pedro Amalio López. TVE-1.
1982 - "El Pueblo de Dios" Religion in modern art, by José Martín Descalzo. TVE.
1983 - "Programa de Hípica" Interviewed by Marisa Abad, Produced by Adriano del Valle, TVE.
1984 - "Punto por punto" Interview
about the engravings for "Creation." Script and introduction
by Carlo García Osuna. TVE-1
1986 - Portraits "Artistas de hoy" First part. Eduardo Naranjo, the man, Second part, Eduardo Naranjo, the painter. Produced by Luis Tomás Melgar. TVE-1 June-August.
1989 - "Diálogos Extremeños"
with Juan Antonio Perez Mateos, directed by Juan de la Cruz,
Centro Regional de Extremadura. TVE, April 3rd.
1990 - "El nuevo espectador" Debate on realism and the exhibition "Existencia" in Seville. Directed and introduced by Eduardo Sotillos. TVE May. "Homenaje a Camilo José Cela", Debate with Paco Umbral, Chumy Chumez, Forges y Francisco Summer. TVE-1, June 6th. Interviewed together with Eduardo Urculo after the auction "Amnistía Internacional" TVE, December 7th.
1991- "El proceso de los trabajos de
Eduardo Naranjo para Hazme de la Noche un Cuento" narrated
by the author. Editora Regional de Extremadura. June 15th - 17th.
"Realismos Españoles" Japanese Television. September
1993 - "Contemporary Masters" video collection by Tino Calabuig.
1994 - "Eduardo Naranjo's engravings"
by Fernando Gilmet. Edited by Caja Jalón, Zaragoza.