Constantino Grandío López

Pseudonym: Tino Grandío
Category: Painter
Birth Date: 31st December 1924 (†In 1977)
Birth Place: Santa Olalla de Lousada - Guntín (Lugo)

He studied Secondary Education in Lugo and then moved to Santiago but he soon gave up his studies to devote himself to painting. In 1949, he moved to Madrid, where the sculptor Cristino Mallo and the painter Díaz Caneja helped him. In 1955, his work was selected for the Latin American Art Biennial in Barcelona. From that moment onwards, he carried out many individual exhibitions in Madrid, Barcelona, Lisbon, Paris, New York, Munich and Alexandria and collective ones in South America and several European cities.

 Work & Activities

Tino Grandío was awarded 'Stanley Kramer' Prize in 1956 and 'Cance' Prize in 1960. He also got the third medal at the National Exhibition in 1962 with his picture Leira, mi perra, the Prize of the Fine Arts State Office in 1963, the second medal at the National Exhibition in 1964 with Campesiño afila guadaña, the first prize in the Selective Exhibition at Círculo de las Artes (Lugo, 1964), the first medal in the National Exhibition (1966) with Labrando, Unicef Prize in 1968 and the International Painting Prize in the Biennial of Marbella (1971), among others.

 Other Interesting Aspects

After his death, some selective exhibitions were celebrated in several Galician cities such as the homage exhibition in the County Council of Lugo in 1979. 'Fauna' Gallery sponsored all these exhibitions.