Person - Ballester Vilaseca, Rosa (1919-1988)

Ballester Vilaseca, Rosa (1919-1988)




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València (España)  1919 - 1988


Spanish typist who was born in Valencia in 1919 and exiled in Mexico. She was daughter of sculptor Antonio Ballester Aparicio, who was teacher in the San Carlos University College of Fine Arts of Valencia. She was also sister of painter Manuela Ballester, who married Jospe Renau and were both exiled. Rosa studied in the "Institución para la Enseñanza de la Mujer" of Valencia and was an active communist.

In 1936, she served in the Spanish Civil War as militiawoman. She married Ángel Gaos, a radical communist and brother of philosopher José Gaos, who were both exiled as well. In 1939, she moved to Mexico with her sister and her brother-in-law, and her husband joined her in 1946. She became Mexican citizen in 1950. During her exile in Mexico, she continued her training as printmaking painter and founded, along with her sister Josefina, a printmaking studio called "Las Ballester".

Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939

Date of the event: 1936 - 1939

Veendam (barco de vapor)

Description: Expedición marítima que sale de Rotterdam y llega a Nueva York en mayo de 1939.

Date of the event: 1939-05-17

Location associated with the date: Nueva York (Estados Unidos)



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València (España) in 1919







Ballester, Rosa. Aub, Elena. Proyecto de Historia Oral "Refugiados Españoles en México", Archivo de la Palabra, Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH), México : entrevista a Rosa Ballester. por Elena Aub [Para El Instituto Nacional de Antropología de México En Colaboración Con el Ministerio de Cultura de España]. [s.L.: S.N.. 118 H..

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Family relationships :

Gaos, Ángel (1908-1990)  - Marriage (He/She is married to)

Ballester, Antonio (1910-2001)  - Collateral (He/She is the brother/sister of)

Ballester, Manuela (1908-1994)  - Collateral (He/She is the brother/sister of)

Gaos, José (1900-1969)  - Collateral (He/She is my brother-in-law/sister-in-law)

Renau, Josep (1907-1982)  - Collateral (He/She is my brother-in-law/sister-in-law)


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