Saturday, October 8, 2016

Gerardo Sacristán Torralba

Gerardo Sacristán Torralba (1907 - 1964) was a Spanish painter, rated as one of the great Spanish portraitists of the twentieth century.
At 17, he started studying Fine Arts at the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando (Madrid. In 1929 he moved to Paris, coming in contact with the avant-garde movements of the time. He returned to Spain in 1931.
Most of his works were commissioned portraits and are mainly found in private collections in Spain and southern France. 
His paintings can be seen in his native city of Logroño, in the Museum of La Rioja and in the Museum and Parliament of Navarra.

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