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Francisco Calvo Serraller

Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain

Passed away on November 16th 2018.

Senior Professor of Contemporary Art History at the Complutense University of Madrid since 1989. He has been an Academician at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando since 2001. In 1988, he created the Contemporary Art Database, ARCO-DATA, which he directed until 1994. He was director of the Museo del Prado. Dr. Calvo combines his research and teaching activity with work as an art critic in various press media, including the newspaper, El País, with which he has been collaborating since it was founded in 1976. He has directed and participated in a multitude of courses, congresses and international seminars on art. He has been part of scientifi c committees for important exhibitions and numerous international contests and has curated important shows in leading museums and art centers in Europe and America. Scientifi c advisor to various institutions, founding member and board member of the Friends of the Museo del Prado Foundation, and vocal member of the Board of Directors of the IVAM. His research focuses on the study of sources of the history of modern and contemporary art, on historiography, and artistic methodology of the contemporary era and on contemporary art history.

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