CELIA, CUCHIFRITÍN AND OTHER ILLUSTRATED STORIES
13 DEC 2016 — 05 MAR 2017
Serny (Ricardo Summers e Isern, Puerto de Santa María, Cadiz, 1908 – Madrid, 1995) was a painter that began his career working as an illustrator for magazines and newspapers. The Museo ABC guards 1141 drawings of the six decades of his collaboration with ABC and Blanco y Negro.
He is one of the artists of the Edad de Plata [Silver Age], the period from 1878 to 1936 that is known for its dynamism and cultural richness.
He won the Poster Contest of the Círculo de Bellas Artes of Madrid in 1932, 1933 and 1934. In the 40’s his portraits of children were very popular (he painted more than 500), as well as his «carnivals», but he was specially known for creating a new type of woman. He was elected member of the Academia de Bellas Artes de Santa Cecilia of El Puerto de Santa María, his home town. His last exhibition took place in the Galería Rubens in Vitoria, and previously his works had been seen in 27 solo and 20 group shows. Serny had success with very different techniques and in every moment of his career.