Federico Castellon Photo

Federico Castellon

Born: Sep 14, 1914

Death: Jul 29, 1971

Birthplace: AlborA?n Island

Nationality: Spain

Federico Castellon

Date of Birth : Sep 14, 1914
Date of Death : Jul 29, 1971
Birth Place : AlborA?n Island

Federico Castellon was a Spanish-American painter, sculptor, printmaker and illustrator of children's books. Castellon was born on Isla de Alboran, Spain, studied in Madrid and Paris and settled in Brooklyn, New York. Federico Cristencia de Castellon y Martinez, better known as Federico Castellon, was a surrealist printmaker, illustrator, painter, and sculptor. He was born in Almeria, Spain in 1914. With his family, he immigrated in 1921 to the United States. They resided in Brooklyn, New York. A fundamentally self-taught artist, Castellon began sketching at an early age. He took advantage of his family's relocation and visited the museums of New York. Consequently, his influences ranged from Old Masters to the modern artists of his day, including Giorgio de Chirico, Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, and Georges Rouault. Castellon attended Erasmus High School, where his teachers recognized his draughtsmanship. After graduation, he completed a mural for the school based on the subject of arts and sciences.

Awards Won

  • Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US & Canada
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