Leonardo Vidal Rodríguez

Category: Painter
Birth Date: 4th May 1942
Birth Place: Ordelles (Ourense)


He is an autodidact. He paints mainly in oils, but he also likes watercolour, pastel and sculpture, collaborating in the illustrations of books, magazines and publications. In 1983, he founded and directed his own oil painting in Verín (Ourense), where he is living at the moment. Since 1991, he has been teaching oil painting at the Art School of Ourense. His work was exhibited all over Galicia and in almost all important Spanish cities as well as in Venezuela and Mexico. He enjoys himself with inside painting, looking for lights, half-lights and shadows, creating environments that remind us of Vermeer.

 Work & Activities

INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITIONS: Verín, Ourense (1974, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1985, 1987, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997 and 1999), Athenaeum, Ourense (1975), Caja de Ahorros de Pontevedra (1976 and 1978), Art Centre, Granada (1976), Archaeological Museum of Ourense (1977 and 1980), Lugo County Council (1977), Ferrol City Council (1978), Souto Art Gallery, Ourense (1979), El Greco Gallery, Madrid (1979 and 1981), Caja de Ahorros, Santiago (1980 and 1981), A Coruña County Council (1982), Toison Gallery, Madrid (1983, 2001 and 2003), Cultural Centre, Ourense (1984), Caja de Ahorros, Vigo (1984, 1985, 1988, 1990, 1998 and 1999), Cellini Gallery, Madrid (1985), Fine Art Academy, Sabadell (1987), Club de Campo, Elda (1987), Velázquez Gallery, Valladolid (1991), Association of Artists, A Coruña (1991), Argar Gallery, Almería (1992, 1993 and 1998), Obelisco Gallery, A Coruña (1992), Zenhid Gallery, Madrid (1992), Buenavista Cultural Centre, Madrid (1994), Rovira Gallery, Barcelona (1995 and 1997), Galician Centre, Madrid (1995), Museo da Regiao Flaviense, Chaves, Portugal (1996), Casino, Ponferrada (1996), Arte Imagen Gallery, A Coruña (1996 and 1998), Murillo Gallery, Oviedo (1997, 1998, 2000 and 2004), Almirante Gallery, Lugo (1997), Santa Engracia Gallery, Madrid (1997, 1998 and 2000), Dukessa Gallery, Vitoria (1999 and 2000), Ercilla Gallery, Bilbao (1999), Monticelli Art Gallery, Gijón (1999, 2000 and 2003), Artexpo 2000, Barcelona (2000), La Tacita D’Juan, Santiago de Compostela (2000, 2002, 2003 and 2004), Bernesga Gallery, León (2001), Gaudi Art Gallery, Chicago (2002), Coarte Gallery, A Coruña (2002), Delicias Gallery, Madrid (2003), Club Financiero, Vigo (2003), Cultural Centre, Ourense County Council (2003) and Toison Gallery, Madrid (1995, 2001 and 2002).

COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS: Caracas (Venezuela); ‘Plástica Gallega’, itinerant exhibition - Xunta de Galicia; II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX and X Minispicture Exhibition, Argar Gallery (Almería); Vera Gallery (Almería); Velázquez Art Gallery (Valladolid); Homage to Nadir Afonso (Portugal); Valdearte 92; ‘Cinco Pintores Verinenses 93’; ‘Profesores Escuela de Arte 93’; ‘Maestros Escuela de Arte 94’; ‘Grupo Solaina das Artes’, Círculo das Artes, Lugo (1994), ‘Sabadell 95’, Rovira Gallery; Hostal de los Reyes Católicos (Santiago de Compostela) and Toisón Gallery, Madrid (2001).

 Other Interesting Aspects

After going through different stages, he paints mainly figures. A bit later, he discovered still-life and landscape. Nowadays, inside painting draws his attention, trying to pick up light for every moment and space for every corner.