Person - Chamoso Lamas, Manuel (1909-1985)

Chamoso Lamas, Manuel (1909-1985)

Identification

Type:

Person

Preferred form:

Chamoso Lamas, Manuel (1909-1985)

Fechas de existencia:

La Habana  1909 - A Coruña (España)  1985-04-24

History:

Spanish archaeologist, writer and photographer from Galicia. He was born in Havana, son of immigrants from Galicia. He did his baccalaureate in the High School of Pontevedra, where he attended courses of art by Castelao. He studied Philosophy, Arts and Law in the Universidad de Santiago de Compostela and in Madrid, where he was student of Eugenio D'Ors and José Ortega y Gasset.

When the Spanish Civil War broke out in 1936, he joined the army and became a member of the Recovery Military Service, in the fronts of Madrid and Levant, where his mission was to recover the cultural heritage. Once the war was over, he kept his position, working with Graciano Macarrón, the Marquis of Lozoya, and Muguruza, who later was the architect of the Valle de los Caídos. In year 1945, he became commissioner of the 1st Area of Defense of the Spanish Artistical Heritage Service, which included León, Asturias and Galicia. He was President of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Galicia. He died in A Coruña on 24 April 1985.

Context:

En la Real Academia Gallega de Bellas Artes se custodia el fondo fotográfico de Manuel Chamoso, el cual se compone de 10.826 negativos en película, 124 placas de cristal y 4.814 fotografías positivadas, lo que supone un total de unas 15.000 imágenes. Este fondo es el resultado de toda una vida dedicada por su autor a dejar documentada gráficamente la conservación y protección del Patrimonio español y muy especialmente el de Galicia.

Places

Lugar de Nacimiento:

La Habana in 1909

Lugar de Defunción:

A Coruña (España) in 1985-04-24

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Fichero de Autoridades:

ISNI

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VIAF

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VIAF

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VIAF

Fichero de Autoridades:

Biblioteca Nacional de España

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