Glauco Capozzoli (1929-2003) was an Uruguayan Postwar & Contemporary painter and engraver who was born in Montevideo 1929. In his youth he studied at the National School of Fine Arts in Montevideo and graduated between 1945 and 1947 where he won 7 medals at the National Salon of Fine Arts. He went on to become a full time artist in the 1950s mainly devoted to engraving. Between 1961 and 1963 he completed two frescos in the residence of the president of National Government Council of Uruguay.
In 1966 Capozzoli travelled to study in Europe and resided in Italy and Belgium. Between 1968 - 1970 he lived in New York and studied engraving techniques at the Pratt Institute for Contemporary Printmaking. In the 1970s, he lived in London where his artworks were sold to the USA and Japan. He also began his dedication to painting, a field where its action would tip forward a theme focused on the human figure: prints evocative, populated by highly stylized female presences, filtered through transparencies and lighting effects that supported the refinement.
He moved to Spain in 1971 settling near Barcelona and from 1990 Capozzoli resided in Borja ( Zaragoza ), Spain, where along with his wife Sonja Sananes founded the “Taller de Grabado Valeriano Bécquer ”, an engraving workshop in which they trained local artists. In 1999, together with the most important painters in Latin America, he founded the "Macla Museum of Contemporary Latin American Art" in La Plata, Argentina.
His first individual exhibition was held at the Subterráneo Municipal of Montevideo in 1959, and followed at Galeria il Cannocchiale (Milán), 1966; Amigos de la música (Hospitalet), 1972; Sala Gaudí (Barcelona), 1973, 74, 76, 78, 80, 82, 84 and 90; Galerie de Grielard Schilde (Anvers, Bélgica), 1977; Galería Kandinsky (Madrid), 1978; Kunst und Psyche (Colonia, Alemania), 1980; Galería Bruzzone (Montevideo), 1986, 87, 88; Casa de Cultura (Borja, Zaragoza) , 1990; Monasterio de Veruela (Vera del Moncayo, Zaragoza), 1992; Gallerie am Opernring (Viena, Austria), 1993. Capozzoli’s works are held in collections in Paris, Lugano, New York, Washington, Tel Aviv, Copenhagen, Pamplona, Santander, Ibiza, Tokyo, Yokohama, Santiago of Chile, London, etc. Capozzoli’s works are in the collections of the Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes de Montevideo, Museo de la ciudad de Skopje (Yugoeslavia), The Brooklyn Museum (Nueva York), Museo de la ciudad de Hospitalet, MacNay Art Institute (San Antonio, Texas) and Museo de Arte Moderno de Barcelona.