A documentary will be screened in Malaga
this month about an Irish artist who made the Spanish city his second home.
The 50-minute film, called looking for George Campbell, will be shown at the Castillo de Santa Catalina Hotel in Malaga
on February 27th, Typically Spanish reports.
It will reportedly form the highlight of an Irish tourism delegation's visit to the southern city at the end of this month.
Campbell first visited Spain in 1951 and fell in love with the country so much that he returned every year for painting trips.
He set up a second home in Malaga
, spending six months there every year until his death in 1979, and was honoured as Knight Commander of Spain in recognition of the work he did promoting the Iberian country in Ireland.
Visitors to Malaga
may also be able to find a street named after him in the city.Malaga
has a number of associations with art, the most prominent of which being the fact that it was the birthplace of Pablo Picasso. The city is home to a Picasso Foundation and a museum featuring a number of the artist's pieces.
Article ID: 661, Posted: Tue, 19 Feb 2008 16:50:34 GMT