BIOGRAPHY

 

 

Alfonso Vallejo started writing poems and plays in 1957. His first play was "Cycle" (1961) which he directed in 1963 with French actors at the French Institute in Madrid.

 

Director of the University Theatre, at the Faculty of Medicine, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, between 1962 and 1964.

 

Some of the plays written between 1961 and 1973: “La sal de la tierra”, “El Bernardo”, “La Mentala”, “El Rodrigüello”, “Morituri”, “Los toros de Guisando”, “El Tiznao”, “El desterrado” (The Salt of the earth, El Bernardo, La Mentala, El Rodrigüello, Morituri ("we who are about to die"), The Bull of Guisando, El Tiznao, Exile).

 

Unpublished plays written after 1973: “Passion- time” (in French) (1974), “Night-Syndrome”(1980), “Angustias”(1981) (Anguishes), "Mamuts”(1982) (Mammoths).

 

Written a book on Minidrama still waiting publication.

 

Author of two unpublished long novels and some short novels.

 

Between 1950 and 1961, Alfonso Vallejo studied at the same for both the French baccalauréat and the Spanish bachillerato at the Liceo Francés in Madrid. After hearing a teacher, Mr. Bihoreau, read in class from “Invitation au voyage” by Baudelaire, Alfonso Vallejo understood that in this work one can find whatever is missing in life. From this moment on wards, his life took a new meaning: to write and create action and painting through words; to understand what makes man.


And since then Alfonso Vallejo has not stopped.

 

In 1958 Alfonso Vallejo spent the summer in Ushaw-Moor (Durham, UK), in 1962 in Darlington (UK) and 1963 in London. He also spent some time living in France, Germany, Britain and Italy and can read and write the respective language of these countries. Alfonso Vallejo has also worked in France, Britain, Germany, Belgium and Denmark.

 

Between 1961 and 1966 Alfonso Vallejo studied and obtained his medical degree from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. In 1968 he sat for the Foreign Medical Examination (ECFMG) to work in the USA. In 1970, Alfonso Vallejo finished his specialisation in neurology and in 1977 presented his doctoral theses in medicine at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.

 

Alfonso Vallejo was (1971 – 1973) an assistant professor of neurology for Dr Portera at the Clinico Hospital, Madrid. He was appointed as head of Clinical Neurology, at a leading Hospital in Madrid, in 1973 and occupied this post until 2005.

 

Between 1975 and 1985 Alfonso Vallejo was Associate professor of Neurology at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Through public examinations, Alfonso Vallejo obtained the title of Professor or Medical Pathology and in 1989 the title of Specialist in Internal Medicine.

 

During the stays abroad, from 1966 to 1977 Alfonso Vallejo worked with a number of renowned specialists in Heidelberg, London, Amberes, Copenhagen, Berlin and Paris.

 

Alfonso Vallejo developed his artistic career by skilfully mastering how to write plays and poetry and how to paint.

 

Extract from “La poesía de Alfonso Vallejo. Desgarro, esencia y pasión. (Estudio crítico y Antología)”, Huerga y Fierro editores. Madrid (2005), Francisco Gutiérrez Carbajo. pp 197-198. (The Poetry of Alfonso Vallejo. A critical Study and Antology).

 

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