Felix de la Concha

Pittsburgh’s David L. Lawrence Convention Center

Félix de la Concha was born in León, Spain, in 1962. As a child, he painted landscapes as he accompanied his father on fishing trips. From 1981 to 1985, he studied at the Facultad de Bellas Artes in Madrid. In 1989, he was awarded the prestigious Prix de Rome at the Academia de Bellas Artes and lived and worked in Rome until 1994. While there, he created large-scale works including Nine Months in Donna Olympia, The Cypress at the Circus Maximus, and A Promenade at Doria Pamphili, all of which have been exhibited in museums around the world. Another of his most important works, Patios de la Lonja, is on permanent display at the Lonja de Alicante in Spain.

He has had solo exhibitions in the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, The Frick Art and Historical Center in Pittsburgh, Columbus Museum of Art, Museo de Bellas Artes in Santander, Museo del Chopo in México City, Centro Cultural La Recoleta in Buenos Aires, and Rómulo Gallegos in Caracas. His monumental work, One a Day: 365 Views of the Cathedral of Learning, is on permanent display at the Old Masonic Temple in Pittsburgh, and The Last Supper, a work created in 2000, is permanently installed at Pittsburgh’s David L. Lawrence Convention Center.

His work is included in the permanent collections of the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh, Columbus Museum of Art, Dartmouth Library, Amigos del Reina Sofia, Colecció Testimoni de la Caixa, Banco de España, Colección Argentaria, and Teatro Real de Madrid.