Henri Cueco (1929-2017)

Henri Cueco

Henri Cueco was a prolix minstrel and a fulfilled painter whose works are showed in about forty museums. About him, the critic Jacques Busse warned: “we must not lose sight of the fact that the man is remarkably intelligent.” It was a way to write that this son of a Spanish immigrant, awarded as soon as 1956 by the Marlborough Fine Art Prize and the Fénéon Prize, then the Prix de la Jeune Peinture in 1963, had received a thousand gifts. During his career, he found himself in post-cubism, abstraction, figuration and expressionist realism, hyperrealism, classicism: in one word, all painting, but served by a skilful and free hand.