Born January 25, 1953 in Cordoba, Andalucia, Spain, Ignacio Navarro's artistic talents were recognized early on. Starting at age seven, he participated in the 'Infant and Youth Fine Arts Awards' in Cordoba and earned the 'Honor Diploma' in 1961, 1963, 1964 and 1967. As a grade school student, he studied painting and drawing under the renowned Cordoba painter Miguel del Moral.
As a young man, from 1971 through 1973, Navarro studied at the School of Fine Arts in Cordoba, Granada and the Fine Art College of Santa Isabel de Hungria in Seville.
For the next 20 years, Navarro traveled throughout Europe, Africa and Asia refining his skills, learning new techniques and gaining new artistic and philisophical perspectives.
It is a prolific period of artistic growth for Navarro.
Collections of drawing and oil paintings were begun during this time in the United Kingdon, Italy, Portugal, France, Bulgaria, Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Murruecos and Argelia.
The colleection of prints known as 'punta seca y aguafuerte' was started in 1982 in his native state of Cordoba. In the same year, the Opel General Motors Corporation commissioned a large painting for display in corporate headquarters.
The art and skill of working in ceramics dominated Navarro's attention in Seville and Triana from 1986 through 1988. This experience led Navarro to open the Ceramicas Almohaza, S.A in Madrid to showcase the work of ceramic and porcelain artists in 1990.
Today, Navarro focuses on his own ceramic art and occassionally accepts commissions for painting, drawing and ceramic works.