"When I have a terrible need of religion. Then I go out and paint the stars."
Vincent Van Gogh
Pedro Pacheco's artistic career encompasses over forty eight years of creativity with paintings and photographs exhibited around the world.
He was born and educated in Spain, and studied at the Fine Art University of Barcelona (Spain). His exhibitions have included the following cities around the world from 1970 to present: London, Antwerp, Glasgow, Venice, Barcelona, Madrid, Tel-Aviv, Jerusalem and New York. These exhibitions number 23 solo and 58 select group exhibitions.
He has received 16 awards in his career starting with the Silver Medal SENAL 70, where he exhibited with Miro. He received The Card of Gold given to the Best Foreign Artist in Treviso, (Venice) Italy. In 1973 The BBC in London filmed a report on his life and artwork. In 1995 he was invited by the Municipality of Jerusalem as a guest to work in a studio in the International Cultural Residence Mishkenot Sha'ananim.
He created an art installation located in The Caves of Qumram by burying one of his large paintings there. His most recent awards are: First Prize, 70th Annual Open Exhibition National Art League, Douglaston, NY, Second Prize from the Catholic Archdiocese of NY for the 2nd Annual Open Exhibition, and a special award to his career in 2001 from THE POLLOCK KRASNER FOUNDATION OF NEW YORK.
In 2006 became a Citizen of United States of America.
His painting “When the Morning was Broken”, about September 11, is in permanent exhibition in THE PATRIOT MEMORIAL HALL in Washington DC.
As an artist-photographer he worked for the previous New York Senator, Mrs. Hillary R. Clinton. In 2006 he received recognition for the quality of his photographs by The Professional Photographer's Society of The State of New York.
His other positions involving art include as gallery director, curator, judge and art critic. He was curator of the Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts in Queens NY, affiliated with The Smithsonian Institute, in 2008.
He has 38 years of experience in teaching art classes in any media for beginners, intermediate and advanced students. He creates his own programs. He has taught in Schools and in privated courses for students of The University of Fine Art in Barcelona, Spain. Presently giving classes both individually and groups in National League, Douglaston and privately.
IN SEPTEMBER 2011 TWO OF HIS PAINTINGS IN THE GLASGOW MUSEUM ARE INCLUDED IN THE NATIONAL PATRIMONY OF U.K.. ALSO INCLUDED IN THE NATIONAL CATALOG.
His artwork is located in Museums in Glasgow, Venice, Tel-Aviv, Jerusalem and Barcelona, also in private collections throughout the world, and in The Collections of The Queen of Spain, Elizabeth Taylor, Stanley Kubrick , Yossi and Shai Carmel (Israel), Juan Sanahuja (Spain) and Arthur C. Clark. He presently lives and works in New York City.