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Eduardo Zamacois y Zabala

1841-1871 Spain/Realism

 

Brief Biography-Eduardo Zamacois y Zabala was born in Bilbao to a family engaged in the arts. He studied with JoaquĆ­n Balaca and later under Federico de Madrazo y Kuntz at the Academy of San Fernando in Madrid. In Paris, Charles Gleyre tutored him, and he worked under Jean Louis Ernest Meissonier. Zamacois became friends with Mariano Fortuny, who helped him in his career. He was primarily a painter of genre paintings consisting of comic scenes, many with monks, which were predominantly lively and humorous. He won the Gold Medal at the Paris Salon in 1870 for "The Education of a Prince." He afterwards returned to Madrid due to the Franco-Prussian war and died suddenly the following year.

 

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jesters playing
cochonnet

jesters playing cochonnet


platonic love

platonic love


return to monastery

return to monastery

the french
occupation

the french occupation


untimely visit

untimely visit