osé Guerrero was born in Granada, Spain, in 1914.
In 1940 he moved to Madrid, where he enrolled in the San Fernando Superior College of Fine Arts.
In 1945 he moved to Paris, having gained a grant to study at the Arts Faculty there. Here he learned much from the work of Matisse, Picasso, Miro and Gris. In 1950 he moved to New York and in 1953 gained US citizenship.
After moving back and forth between America and Europe, he finally left New York in November 1991, to stay with his daughter in Barcelona. There he died in December of the same year. His ashes rest beneath an olive tree in Andelusia.
During his lifetime, Guerrero exhibited on numerous occasions, including:
The Arts Club, Chicago (Guerrero’s first solo exhibition, in 1954, with Joan Miró).
The Gugenheim Museum, New York.
Gloria Vanderbilt Museum, New York.
Dallas Museum for Contemporary Arts.
Whitney Museum, New York.
Worcester Museum, Massachusetts.
Works by Guerrero are held in the collections of:
The Guggenheim Museum, New York.
Spanish Museum of Contemporary Art.