Alejandro Obregón

Alejandro Jesús Obregón Roses, (Barcelona, ​​Spain, June 4, 1920 – Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, April 11, 1992), was a Colombian-Spanish painter. He was a member of the intellectual vanguard called the Barranquilla Group.

His fascination with Colombian nature persists from now on in all his work. Condors, bulls, barracudas, seas, gardens, landscapes, fish, seagulls, images of wind, sun and clouds, are some of the elements present in his works, which took symbolic dimensions. This is the case of the condor, one of its most recurring symbols.

Within this aspects these are a few of his most recognized works  are: “Goldfish” (1947), “Gray Cloud” (1948), “Cattle drowning in the Magdalena” (1955), “Condor of the Andes” (1959), “Toro- Condor ”(1960), among others. In 1967 he replaced Marta Traba [1] in the direction of the Museum of Modern Art in Bogotá, but then he would travel back to the Caribbean Coast, to Cartagena. During this period he made some murals, and works he exhibited in New York. In Cartagena he would live until his death in 1992. He was buried in the mausoleum of the Obregón family in the Universal Cemetery of Barranquilla.

Cóndor Hembra

Date: 1989
Technique: Acrylic on canvas
Size cm: 200 x 245 cm

Jardín Barroco

Technique: Oil on canvas
Date: 1978
Size cm: 130 x 150 cm

Detalles de un océano

Technique: Acrylic on wood
Date: 1985
Size cm: 30 x 40 cm

Alejandro Obregón - Galería Duque Arango


Technique: Oil on canvas
Date: 1989
Size cm: 40 x 50 cm

Elegía a Picasso

Technique: Oil on canvas
Date: 1988
Size cm: 150 x 170 cm


Technique: Acrylic on wood
Date: 1974
Size cm: 120 x 120 cm