Pedro Cano (Blanca, 1944) is one of the greater contemporary Spanish painters, master in the technique of watercolor. He began painting from an early age and in 1964 moved to Madrid where he attended the San Fernando’s School of Fine Arts. In 1969 he won the Prix de Rome at the Spanish Academy in Rome where he stayed until 1972. After an extraordinary travel experience though Latin America creates in 1976 a pictorial cycle entitled “Travel Diary” which was exhibited in  Rome, Milan, Bari, Villach, Bolzano and Salzburg. In the '80s decade he moved to New York where he stayed for more than 5 years, exhibiting in Dallas, New York, Toronto and Los Angeles.

In 2000 Palazzo dei Normanni in Palermo (Sicily) hosted  a series of large paintings and even there in 2005 it was exhibited a cycle of watercolours inspired by Italo Calvino’s “The Invisible Cities”, previously shown in Murcia and Rome. His works are contained in private collections and museums all over the world, including a big canvas at the Vatican Museums and a self-portrait in the Vasari Corridor of the Uffizi Gallery in Florence.

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