Luis Seoane’s life and intellectual journey was not so much an effort towards producing a vast and coherent body of work as it was about his determination to give Galician art and thought the dignity they had lost due to years of isolation and underdevelopment: his creativity had a passionate commitment to the time he lived in.
Luis Seoane’s life (Buenos Aires, 1910 – A Coruña, 1979) was a long journey through the 20th century. He was a student during the Primo de Rivera dictatopship, he was an activist in the Republic, he fled Spain in 1936 and became an organiser and promoter of cultural life in exile, he travelled the world and was alert to the multiple narratives that were emerging around him. Seoane was a first-hand witness to this turbulent, troubled century.
His vast and diverse work, his open-mindedness, his projects all make him one of the most relevant figures of 20th-century Galician and Spanish culture, which he helped to build with his efforts, his talent and his commitment.