Biography (1949)

Iturria was born in Montevideo in 1949. He studied advertising drawing and began to paint in an early stage, receiving several awards in his country. In 1977 he got married and traveled to Spain. He remained in Cadaqués where he wanted to “calm his expressionism, clear up his palette, and transform the lineal drawing of his paintings…” as he confessed. In 1979 he returned to Uruguay for a short period of time, where carried out several exhibitions. He returned to Spain in 1982, living in Barcelona. This allowed him to maintain a close relationship with Catalan painters such as Tharrats, Cuixart y Pitxot. In that time he travelled all over Spain searching Benjamín Palencia’s landscapes. In 1984 he returned to Uruguay where carry out exhibitions in Punta del Este, and later on, in Buenos Aires and others Latin-American cities. In 1988 he became one of the 15 artists selected by the Fund for Artists Colonies from New York.

Selected Exhibitions

1999: “La Soledad del Juego”, Telefónica Fundation, Madrid, Valencia, España.
2000: “New Works”, Marlborough Gallery, New York, USA.
2000: Marlborough Gallery, Boca Ratón, Florida, USA.
2001: “Homenaje a Ignacio Iturria”, San Juan Museum, XIII Biennial of San Juan, Puerto Rico.
2002: Trigano Gallery, París, Francia.
2003: “La libertad del juego”, Goethe Institute, Montevideo, Uruguay.
2003: “La libertad del juego”, San Josef Museum.
2004: “Todo tiene cara”, Boca Ratón Museum of Art, Florida, USA.

Selected Awards

1995: Special Prize “Casa di Risparmio” Venice, Italia.
1995: Great Prize from the XII Biennial in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
2001: “Figari’s Prize” Montevideo, Uruguay.
2003: Engravings XI Edition ESTAMPA International Engraving Hall, Madrid, España.