Concha Barrios Gallery
Looking back, it seems incredible that more than forty years have passed since I opened my first gallery on Calle Claudio Coello in Madrid. A long journey, during which I have kept my faith in the fields in which I have specialized since I started as a distributor: Old Master and 19th century painting and sculpture.
Over the years I have developed an especially special connection to 19th century painting. This was undoubtedly a bold choice at the time and one that took me through Europe and Latin America in search of works by the best Spanish artists of the 19th century, which had been largely forgotten by art and market historians. Of art. This was an arduous task and one of which I am extremely proud, as it has allowed me to contribute to the reevaluation of what I consider a key period of Spain’s cultural heritage.
Within that effort to give more visibility to forgotten teachers, over the years I have devoted special attention to studying their masterpieces and offering them to the main museums so that they are accessible to the general public. Among the institutions that have acquired works from the gallery as part of this process of “rediscovery” are: the Museum of America, the Royal Palace of Madrid, the National Museum of Decorative Arts, the Museum of Fine Arts of Córdoba, the Museum of Fine Arts in Bilbao, the National Museum of Ceramics and Sumptuary Arts, the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Brussels (Belgium) and the Museo di Trento (Italy).