Vazquez De Sola

Vazquez De Sola

San Roque, 1927
An artist who has always been politically engaged, he published his first cartoons as early as 1944 in Madrid, but it was in 1960 that the turning point in his life took place: Le Canard Enchaîné printed his ferocious satire of the Franco regime. He is censored, imprisoned and finally expelled for his communist ideas. In 1966 he moved to Paris where he collaborated with L'Humanité, then with Le Monde and Le Canard enchaîné, of which he was one of the main illustrators in the 70s and 80s. After Franco's death, he returned to Spain, to San Roque (which will dedicate a museum to him in 2023), and in 1985 he abandons printed paper to dedicate himself to painting. Winner of the Palme d'Or in 1972, he became a member of the jury and participated in the Salon for several years.

The drawings

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Salone Internazionale dell'Umorismo

The event could not have lasted for over fifty years without the contribution of numerous "volunteers" and "precepts" who brought enthusiasm and desire to do whatever the task received, with nineteenth-century shifts! From the choice of the drawings, to the preparation of the panels (always the same every year), to the posting with various pins of the hundreds of drawings up to the presence on stage.

We therefore want to thank, in absolutely no order but with equal contributions, all those who come to mind, apologizing if we miss some, but we are ready to fix it!

Sponsors: Agnesi, Olio Calvi, Olio Carli, Pallanca, Martini & Rossi, Atkinsons, Seat - Pagine Gialle, Fiat, Citizen, La Stampa, Radio Montecarlo, etc.

The accommodation activities, Chez Louis, Bar GP, La Vecchia, Mino du Re Dolceacqua, Terme di Pigna, Ristorante Cacciatori Imperia, Hotel Michelin,

Presenters: Luisella Berrino, Cesare Viazzi, Roberto Basso (Rama di Palma d'Oro 1985)

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