Dionisio Baixeras Verdaguer

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Dionisio Baixeras Verdaguer
Ramon Casas - MNAC- Dionís Baixeras- 027269-D 006420.jpg
Baixeras seen by Ramon Casas (MNAC)
Born Dionís Baixeras i Verdaguer
23 November, 1876
Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain
Died 1943
Nationality Catalan
Education Martí Alsina and Antonio Caba
Known for Painter
Movement Orientalist

Dionís Baixeras i Verdaguer (1862–1943) was a naturalist Spanish artist from Barcelona, who specialized in oil on canvas and was noted for his Orientalist scenes.

Life and career[edit]

Baixeras was born in Barcelona in 1862. He received his earliest art education from Martí Alsina (1826-1894) and Antonio Caba (1838-1907). He and his brothers, Juan and Jose Llimonas, were members of a group, which included painters and sculptors, known as the Cercle Artístic de Sant Lluc (Artistic Circle of San Lluc); an arts society formed in Barcelona in the early 1890s by brothers, Joan Llimona and Josep Llimona; Antoni Utrillo, Alexandre de Riquer and a group of artists who were followers of bishop Josep Torras i Bages. This circle also included the celebrated architects, Gaudí and Puig i Cadafalch.[1]

He travelled to Paris, where he frequented the countryside to make paintings. In Paris, he was impressed by the realism and naturalism of Jean-François Millet, Jules Bastien-Lepage and Pascal Dagnan-Bouveret, whose style would leave a lasting impression on the young artist. He exhibited often and with the help of Antonio Blanch, he sold a many paintings. The everday scenes he painted ensured that his work was popular, and he was commercially successful.[2]


His works have variously been described as Orientalist and Costumbrista.

His works hang in several museums including:

His more well-known paintings include:

  • Abd al-Rahman III Receiving the Ambassador at the Court of Cordoba, 1885
  • Alphonse X, the Wise with his Collaborators

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Caso, E.D., Les Orientalistes de l'école Espagnole, ACR edition, 1997, p. 24 (translated from French)
  2. ^ Caso, E.D., Les Orientalistes de l'école Espagnole, ACR edition, 1997, p. 24 (translated from French)