New Costa Almeria museum dedicated to artist Dieter Emil Sdun planned for Cuevas del Almanzora

RECOGNITION: Sdun’s work is considered a precursor to the use of typography as a means of artistic expression in Spain. CAPTION: Ayuntamiento de Cuevas del Almanzora

A MUSEUM dedicated to the German-born artist and typography expert Dieter Emil Sdun is planned for Cuevas del Almanzora.

The local council said the new museum will provide the public with the opportunity to discover the works and the legacy of artist, who for many years lived and worked in the Los Guiraos district of the municipality.

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There in his Prensa Cicuta workshop he produced books which gained national and international recognition, his work considered a precursor to the use of typography as a means of artistic expression in Spain.

The council made the announcement at an event staged at the Marquez de Los Velez castle to pay homage to Sdun, who passed away five years ago.

There were speeches from three experts who worked with the artist on various projects: former Almeria school of art printing professor Jose Francisco Martin Pastor; Jaen school of art printing workshop master Antonio Damian; and University of Valencia Drawing department head Antonio Alcaraz.

Cuevas Mayor Antonio Fernandez Liria also spoke, making a particular point of thanking Sdun’s widow Doris, who is generously donating Sdun’s works, materials and tools to the local authority for the museum.

At the same event, Sdun family friend Juani Haro revealed an ‘El Legado de Sdun’ association is going to be set up which will aim to promote the museum through talks, conferences and content related to artists’ books and to Sdun in particular.

Several of Sdun’s work are on display at the Los Velez castle’s La Tercia exhibition hall until February 15. Also on show is a small ‘Boston Tiegel’ printing press dating back to around 1880


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