Puente Genil has dedicated one of the rooms of the Historical-Cultural Ensemble to Enrique Pérez Almeda, a painter closely linked to the city of Malaga, where he settled when he was young and where he died in 2012. The hall, inaugurated in April 2016 on the fourth anniversary of his death, shows a permanent exhibition of a collection of significant works on the theme and evolution of Pérez Almeda, as a tribute.
Enrique Pérez Almeda was an elementary school teacher until his retirement in 2012. Among others, he taught at Padre Ciganda, today Safa-Icet, in El Palo. Here he taught Mathematics, but he also initiated several generations of young people from Malaga in another of his passions, chess. He participated in many competitions, including the Malaga Open International, which was held in the city in 2003. Here he fell in his match against the winner of the previous edition, the Cuban Herrera.
Painting was his other great passion. An artistic painter with a figurative style and neo-impressionist technique, his work is represented in several Andalusian art galleries and in countries such as Portugal, France, Italy, England, Ireland and Morocco. In the seventies, eighties and nineties it maintained a fertile exhibition activity.
He collaborated with many solidarity initiatives. Thus, his donations of works for auctions such as those of Proyecto Hombre, el Teléfono de la Esperanza or the fight against cancer were frequent.
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