Xosefina Álvarez Pol

Category: Painter
Birth Date: 3rd January 1958
Birth Place: Quiroga (Lugo)


From 1974 to 1981, she studied Drawing and Painting at the 'Círculo de las Artes' School in Lugo with the painter and Professor Xesús Blas Lourés. She studied at the Technical School in Lugo and made international courses on Graphic Arts in 1987 and 1988, directed by Jesús Núñez). She has been directing her Drawing and Painting Academy in Lugo since 1982.

 Work & Activities

-1982: San Clodio de Ribas do Sil.
-1984: Art Gallery of the B. C. I. (with her brother Xosé).
-1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978 and 1981: Students of her painting and drawing classes from the 'Círculo de las Artes' in Lugo.
-1981: Engravings in the Competition 'VIII Centenario del Hospital de Incio', 'San Pedro F. de Hospital de Incio' Romanesque church (Lugo).
-1982: Homage exhibition to Tino Prados, 'Círculo de las
Artes' in Lugo.
-1983: Exhibition of Plastic Artists of Lugo, 'Círculo de las Artes'.
-1983: Painting exhibition organized by students of Physics at Santiago de Compostela University, 'Caja Postal de Ahorros', Santiago de Compostela.
-1982: Homage exhibition to Picasso, A Coruña. Graph 85-89 (International engraving courses). Itinerant. A Coruña, Betanzos, Vigo, Ferrol, Barcelona, Bilbao, Madrid, Salamanca, Seville, Valencia. During the 70's she made an homage exhibition to Ánxel Johán (Lugo, 'Arco da Vella' Gallery, which was organised by the students of Technical Arts in the Gallery of the County Council of Lugo and a collective exhibition in the school of Monterroso. She made a combined exhibition (1999) with her students in the gallery of the administrative building of the 'Xunta de Galicia' in Lugo.
In June 2001, she participated in the exhibition ‘Artistas Plásticos coa Protectora de Animais’ (Xunta de Galicia, Lugo).
-2002: Charity collective exhibition with her pupils at the end of the academic year 2001-02, Xunta de Galicia, Lugo.
-2002: Second Exhibition of the Plastic Artists with the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Méndez Núñez Hotel, Lugo.
-2002: Collective exhibition of the Association of Plastic Artists of Lugo, Xunta de Galicia, Lugo.
-2003: “Evolución 2003” at ‘Uxío Novoneyra’ Cultural Centre, Lugo.

 Other Interesting Aspects

Her graphic work appears in the programme and poster of the First Conference on Science and Environment, organised by ‘Isaac Newton’ Association of the Faculty of Physics in Santiago de Compostela (1992), in the magazine ‘Eros en espiral’, edited by X. M. González Xil. She directed the exhibitions of his pupils ‘24 pintores aficionados’ in the gallery of the County Council of Lugo (1994) and the gallery of the Xunta de Galicia in Lugo (1999).
She got the following prizes:
-1974: Drawing and Painting first prize at the competition 'XVI Certame Xuvenil de Arte' in Lugo.
-1981: Second Prize in the National Engraving Competition 'VIII Centenario Hospital de Incio' (Lugo).
One of her drawings appears in the book Bibliografía de Manuel María by Camilo Gómez Torres. Besides, she appears in the Guide of Galician Artists, Xunta de Galicia, 2003.