‘Peli’ Romarategui turns 100 with an exhibition in Fueros

Felix Fernandez de Romarategui, ‘Film’, is the oldest dwelling missionary in Vitoria-Gasteiz, and this Sunday he turned 100 years outdated. Peli is a missionary and artist who has left his work in quite a few church buildings in Ecuador. Quite a few church buildings characteristic stained glass home windows and mosaics by the artist.

Peli was born in Vitoria-Gasteiz in 1922 and from a younger age was very concerned within the social lifetime of Vitoria-Gasteiz. From a younger age he labored in a household carpentry and joinery firm. Franco’s repression landed him in jail for his involvement with Basque tradition and custom.

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Film Romarategui. Picture of Diocese of Vitoria

Later he lived for 33 years as a missionary in Ecuador. There, along with religion, Peli transmitted his artwork to probably the most humble communities.

After passing via the Vatican workshops, in addition to different colleges and factories in Madrid, Barcelona and Bilbao, he found new strategies to excellent his non secular work in wooden, glass, ceramics, enamel, copper, mosaic, turquoise, coral or tagua, amongst others.

There are greater than 180 works made by this missionary, amongst that are stained glass home windows, mosaics, tabernacles and altars in church buildings in addition to in colleges and care facilities, particularly in Ecuador. Within the Basque Nation, the mosaic of the altar of the Biscayan Sanctuary of Urkiola stands out, made in 1996 after two years of meticulous work, occupying 170 sq. meters and with greater than 850,000 handcrafted items.

To have fun 100 years, the Fundación Very important Exhibition Middle hosts an exhibition that goals to publicize his intensive life and work. Beneath the title ‘100 years of Peli Romarategui, missionary and artist’, the exhibition will probably be open to the general public from tomorrow till February 13.

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