Centre for the Study of Hispanic Exile

José Moreno Villa [1887–1955]

Date of Birth: 1 Jan 1887 Malaga
Died: 25 Apr 1955 Mexico D. F. (age 68)

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1904–1908 Freiburg/Germany
Studies Chemistry. He returns without achieving the degree.
1908 Malaga
Founds the journal Gibralfaro.
1910–1911 Marid
Settles in Madrid. Publishes articles and poems in several newspapers. Travels along Castille and la Rioja, interested in History of Art. Becomes a close friend of Enrique Díez-Canedo, Ramón Pérez de Ayala and José Ortega y Gasset.
1911–1916 Madrid
Gets a job for the art section of the "Centro de Estudios Históricos".
1916–1921 Madrid
Works for the publishing house Calleja by suggestion of Juan Ramón Jiménez.
1916–1930 Madrid
Begins to publish articles and poems in Revista de Occidente, España and the newspaper El Sol.
1 Jan 1917–29 Nov 1936 Madrid, calle del Pinar
Lives in the "Residencia de Estudiantes"
Jun 1921–Jul 1922 Gijón
Lives in Gijón, where he works as librarian for the State.
Aug 1922–May 1931 Madrid
He is set as librarian of the Faculty of Pharmacy, in the University of Madrid.
1925–1930 Madrid
Attends the tertulias of "La Granja del Henar", where he ususally meets Azaña, Negrín, Araquistáin and Bello.
Feb–Apr 1927 New York
Stay in New York for peronal reasons. Publishes articles and gives a conference in Columbia University. Becomes friend of Federico de Onís.
May 1931–Aug 1936 Madrid
Chief Librarian of the Archive of the National Palace of Madrid.
Jun–Aug 1933 Buenos Aires
Travels to America to give conferences on behalf of the Exhibition of the Spanish Book. Meets Mallea, Borges, Victoria Ocampo and other Argentinian intellectuals.
1936–1937 Valencia
Writes for the magazine Hora de España
Nov 1936–Jan 1937 Valencia
Moves to Valencia, where he stays in the "Casa de la Cultura"
Feb–Jul 1937 Mexico D. F.
Travels to the United States on behalf of a Diplomatic Mission for the Republican Government. Gives conferences and exhibits his paintings.
Jan 1938 Mexico D. F.
Starts working for the Mexican State in the Fine Art Conservation Department.
1938–1955 Mexico D. F.
Settles in Mexico City.
Aug 1938 Mexico D. F.
Settles in Mexico for his definite exile. Starts working for the magazine Hoy.
1939 USA
Becomes professor of the Casa de España (later, Colegio de México), since its foundation.
Apr 1939 Mexico D. F.
Marries Consuelo Prieto
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Archivo Edad de Plata
A catalogue with all documents of Moreno Villa which are kept in the Residencia de Estudiantes in Madrid. It also has reproductions of several drawings by him.
Website designed by the Residencia de Estudiantes, devoted to Moreno Villa and his artistic and literary work.
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