The value of a life is not measured by its duration, and you, you left young like chosen ones.

For those who knew you, we have the consolation of having had GREAT husband, a GREAT father, a GREAT teacher and a GREAT FRIEND.

And there will always be a GREAT ARTIST to humanity ¡¡¡

Jose Manuel Rozas

(Bilbao 1944 – Sukarrieta 1983)


In 1967 he made his first exhibition in Bilbao, then after in many other localities, with more than 50 exhibitions until 1983, endorsed by the critics of the time.

Artistic Reviews

Critics of the time praised his work at every exhibition. Here you can see some of the articles published in written press and specialized magazines.

Posthumous Poems

After his tragic death, poets from the Bizkaia Artistic Association, of which Rozas was a member, wanted to capture with their pen the feeling that his disappearance produced in them.


With a surreal style in his paintings and sculptures, his creative imagination travels searching for freedom and social justice. He was an artist committed to society. His painting and sculpture complaint the deficiencies of the social aspects.

News from J. M. Rozas

Durango Museum exhibition

Durango Museum exhibition

  From March 23 to May 21, 2023, at the Museum of Art and History of Durango, located at San Agustinalde Kalea, 16, 48200 Durango (Bizkaia), there will be the exhibition "RENAISSANCE", where you can see oil paintings, sculptures, drawings and engravings.An...

Iparragirre Anniversary

Iparragirre Anniversary

Today, August 12, 2020, the 200th anniversary of the birth of the Basque poet and musician Jose María Iparragirre is commemorated. And our contribution to this event is to share this work of art made by Rozas in 1979.



On November 9, 1944, the ARTIST Jose Manuel Rozas was born in Bilbao. Today is the 75th anniversary of his birth. An event that should be joyful, becomes a sad day for family and friends. As it appears in his epitaph "The value of a life is not measured by its...

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