in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1922
at the National Academy of Fine Arts Manuel Belgrano and the Prilidiano
Pueyrredón School. Studied under, among others, and was
a disciple of, Enrique de Larrañaga and Lino Eneas Spilimbergo.
Academically, Balcells worked as Professor of Drawing Art at the
Escuela Técnica de San Isidro and Professor of Editorial
and Advertising Graphic Design at the Panamerican School of Arte.
Also worked as Director of Art at the Lino Palacio Agency, as
well as Estudio 22 and Sublimen, all firms involved in advertising.
1980 2nd Prize for Illustrated Poems, Ateneo Popular de la Boca
1982 1st honors at the V Salón de Artes Plásticas,
Municipalidad de Tigre
1984 1st Prize XV Salón Municipal de Artes Plásticas,
1992 1st Grand Prize VI Salón Bienal de Arte Sacro (Obispado
1995 1st Prize Abstract Paintings at Galeria Núcleo de
1997 1st Prize Salón Anual Fin de Año (Fine Arts
Circle - Círculo de Bellas Artes)
1946 and 1995 participated in countless collective exhibitions.
During the years 1978 to 1995 his Exhibitions have been mostly