In 1937 Picasso painted Guernica as a way of protesting the murders of thousands of woman and children in the small Basque village of Guernica by German bombers under general Franco's command.
Despite the reign of terror by Franco and his men, Spanish artists continued to create. Many fled to Paris lead by Picasso and Miro. Thanks to the great strength and courage of these artists , we have today a legacy of Spanish art created during those violent tyrannical years.
Fernando Zobel, artist and collector was responsible for saving hundreds of paintings and sculpture from this period. In 1966 he opened the Museum of Spanish Abstract Art.
Today, we are fortunate to be able to view pieces of this outstanding collection at The Meadows Museum in Dallas, Texas. The museum is home to one of the largest collection of Spanish art outside of Spain.