Gilberto Aceves Navarro, 1931-2019

A native of Mexico City, Aceves Navarro received his first training in art from the distinguished painter Carlos Orozco Romero, 1950-51, at the school called La Esmeralda under Enrique Assad Lara and Carlos Orozco Romero. After an important group show in the Salón de la Plástica Mexicana in 1954, he has been an annual exhibitor at the same gallery. He has turned from the poetic realism of his early work to a bright abstract style. Gilberto Aceves Navarro was born on September 24, 1931, and has been for twenty nine years the teacher of many contemporary artists. He teaches at the Academia de San Carlos in Mexico City, and in his ever active studio "Taller de Dibujo Gilberto Aceves Navarro". Aceves Navarro with Cuevas and Toledo among others, were members of the "Generacion de Ruptura" a group of artist that looked to dissociate from The Mexican Mural Painting School in search for their original artistic contributions. He has had over 30 individual shows in México as well as in Europe and the United States, and is the author of 10 murals. The works of Aceves Navarro are part of the collections of the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, México City; Museo de Arte Moderno, Brazil; Museo Rufino Tamayo, México City; Museo Rayo, Roldanillo, Colombia; Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Monterrey, México; among others. His work was selected to represent México in Expo-67 in Montreal, Canada; in Hemisfair-68 in San Antonio, Texas; and in Expo-70, Osaka, Japan. Recently Aceves Navarro was discovered in Germany: he had exhibitions in Hamburg and Hanover. He also had a recent show in Panama.