Julián Gállego Serrano


Years after graduating in Law from the University of Zaragoza, Julián Gállego Serrano discovered his true vocation and was completed his PhD in History of Art at the Sorbonne in Paris. Considered one of the key figures in 20th-century Spanish art criticism, he was a leading expert on Velázquez and Picasso. As well as his prolific career as an author, teacher and researcher during the 1980s and 90s, he curated an exhibition on the life and art of Velázquez at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, among others. He was an honorary academician of the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando from 1987 and was also appointed a member of the Museo del Prado’s Scientific Board. He was a contributor to the catalogue of the Colección de pintura del Banco de España, published in 1985.