Manuel Cabré

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Manuel Cabré
Born (1890-01-25)January 25, 1890
Barcelona, Spain
Died February 26, 1984(1984-02-26) (aged 94)
Caracas, Venezuela
Known for Painting

Manuel Cabré (January 25, 1890 – February 26, 1984) was a noted Spanish-Venezuelan landscape painter who is remembered as "the painter of El Ávila" (Spanish: El pintor de El Ávila).

Life and career[edit]

Cabré was born in Barcelona, Spain, to Catalan sculptor Ángel Cabré i Magriñá (1863–1940) and Concepción A. de Cabré. From a young age he lived in Venezuela after arriving along with his father who was invited by President Joaquín Crespo to undertake activities in public works in Caracas. At 14, Manuel Cabré entered the Academy of Fine Arts of Caracas, where his father taught Sculpture.[1]

In 1912 he founded with Leoncio Martinez, Rafael Aguin, Cruz Alvarez Garcia, Julian Alonzo, Antonio Edmundo Monsanto and other artists, the Círculo de Bellas Artes, anti academic group who rebelled against the teaching methods of Antonio Herrera Toro.[2][3] Love the Venezuelan landscape, he soon moved by the Cerro El Ávila mountains north of Caracas, who painted from every angle and shades.

After several successful exhibitions in Caracas, he moved to Paris, where he resided until 1930. At this time he cultivated the cubism and Impressionism. In 1931 he returned to Venezuela and he zealously grasp the nature of your country. In 1951 he won the National Prize for Painting and Herrera Toro Award 1955 in the sixteenth Official Hall, besides other important awards. He was director of Museo de Bellas Artes of Caracas between 1942 and 1946. Manuel Cabré was a landscape painter par excellence, with an excellent grasp of technique, color and form. He died in Caracas on February 26 of 1984, leaving an extensive work.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Manuel Cabré" (in Spanish). mipunto.com. Retrieved 5 December 2014. 
  2. ^ Veloso Saad, José (1976). La Caracas de aquellos tiempos. Caracas. p. 160. 
  3. ^ Hernández Caballero, Serafín (1998). Gran enciclopedia de Venezuela. Caracas: Globe. ISBN 980-6427-00-9.