Orlando Pelayo was one of the most internationally successful Asturian artists of the 20th century and one of the most representative of the Spanish School of Paris painters. Pelayo exhibited individually in prestigious galleries in Oran, Algiers, Paris, Sweden, Tokyo, Munich and, of course, Spain.


Pelayo, Orlando (1920-1990) Spanish artist, was born in Gijón, He spent most of his life in Algeria, Pelayo became friendly with Albert Camus, Pelayo illustrated his original lithographs i the Literary Essays of Camus. After WWII Orlando Pelayo moved to Paris, where he was warmly welcomed by the considerable colony of exiled Spanish artists who clustered around Picasso. His work of art in many Museums including the Museo d’Arte Moderne in Bilbao, the Museo de Bellas Artes de Asturias in Orviedo, the Pompidou Centre and the Musée d;Art Moderne in Paris. In 1992, after his death the City of Paris gave him a retrospective exhibition at the Couvent des Cordeliers.

Orlando Pelayo "2" Original Lithograph 1962, Mourlot