Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida

1863-1923 Spain/Impressionism

 

Brief Biography-Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida was orphaned at the age of two and raised by his aunt in Valencia. When he was a teenager he studied at the San Carlos Fine Arts Academy. He married in 1888 and by 1895 had three children. He won a scholarship in Valencia to go to Italy where he stayed for three years before settling in Madrid in 1890. His first major success was at a Paris exhibition in 1906 which gained him international recognition and he was bestowed with several honours. In Paris, he was influenced by the artists Adolph von Menzel and Jules Bastien-Lepage, which may be evident in his en plein air scenes. In 1909, he had further success in New York with a solo exhibition in the Hispanic Society. He was later commissioned to paint murals of life in Spain for the Society’s building. His travels throughout Spain, painting each landscape individually, is said to have exhausted him to the extent that he suffered a stroke and died in 1923. He was a painter of portraits and landscapes. One of his most noted portraits was of the American President William Howard Taft. His house in Madrid is open to this day as a dedicated gallery.

 

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Fisherwomen

Beach of Valencia Fisherwomen

joaquin and maria

joaquin and maria

Albaicin

Albaicin

King Alfonso XIII

King Alfonso the thirteenth in a Hussar's Uniform

An Arab and a Pistol

An Arab Examining a Pistol

Amalio Gimeno

Amalio Gimeno

José Luis López

Jose Luis Benlliure Lopez de Arana

Another Marguerite

Another Marguerite

Asturian Landscape

Asturian Landscape

Aureliano de Beruete

Aureliano de Beruete

Bacante in Sleep

Bacante in Sleep

The Tuna Fishing

The Tuna Fishing

Basil Mundy

Basil Mundy

Beach at Valencia

Beach at Valencia

A Cigarette

A Cigarette

Beaching the Boat

Beaching the Boat

Two Men on a Deck

Two Men on a Deck

Casa de Huerta

Casa de Huerta Valencia

Fish is Expensive

And Still Say that Fish is Expensive

Child's Siesta

Child's Siesta

Clotilde and Elena

Clotilde and Elena on the Rocks

Courtyard

Courtyard of the House

Doctor Simarro

Doctor Simarro at the Microscope

Equestrian-

Equestrian Competition in Ondarreta

Ex Voto

Ex Voto

García Peris

Garcia Peris

The Alcazar

Generalife Gradens

Generalife Gradens

Generalife Gradens

Guitarists Customs

Guitarists Customs

Head of a Italian Girl

Head of a Italian Girl

Fisherwomen

Valencian Fisherwomen

Just Out of the Sea

Just Out of the Sea

The Two Sisters

The Two Sisters

Kissing the Relic

Kissing the Relic

King Alfonso XII

King Alfonso trhe thirteenth of Spain and his Mother Queen Maria Christina

Under the Parasol

Under the Parasol Zarauz

Lunch on the Boat

Lunch on the Boat

Marina

Marina

Valencians

 Valencians

Three Sails

Three Sails

Oxen Study

Oxen Study for the Afternoon Sun

Port of Valencia

Port of Valencia

President Taft

President Taft

Sad Inheritance

Sad Inheritance

Salamancans

Salamancans

2nd of May Madrid

The Second of May in Madrid eighteen eighty four

Singer Raquel Meller

Singer Raquel Meller

A Women

A Woman

Summer

Summer

Seville

Seville

Walk on the Beach

Walk on the Beach

The Bathing Hour

The Bathing Hour

The Sun of Morning

The Sun of Morning

The Market

The Market

The Festival of Bread

The Festival of Bread

Cry of the Palleter

The Cry of the Palleter Declaring War on Napoleon

The Fish

The Fish

White Slave Trade

The White Slave Trade

The Fisherman

The Fisherman

The Rope Makers

The Rope Makers

The Rainbow

The Rainbow

christian franzen

portrait of photographer christian franzen

garcia and his dog

garcia and his dog

elena and maria

elena and maria in old fashioned valencian costume

la siesta

la siesta

mis hijos-my children

mis hijos my children

return from fishing

return from fishing

selling the catch

selling the catch at valencia

types of lagarterans

types of lagarterans

waiting for the catch

waiting for the catch valencia beach