Raimundo de Madrazo y Garreta
|Raimundo de Madrazo|
Raimundo Madrazo y Garreta, self-portrait
|Born||Raimundo de Madrazo y Garreta
|Died||15 September 1920 (aged 78 or 79)
|Education||Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando
École des Beaux-Arts
Raimundo de Madrazo y Garreta (Rome 1841 – Versailles 1920) was a 19th century Spanish realist painter. He was the son and student Federico Madrazo, brother-in-law of the great Mariano Fortuny and grandson José de Madrazo. Some of his works are on display at some of Europe's greatest and most prestigious museums.
He studied painting under his father, Federico de Madrazo, and at the School of the Beaux Arts in Madrid. He was born in Rome, but after 1860 he lived mostly in Paris, where he studied at the École des Beaux-Arts under Léon Cogniet, and eventually established a studio. His remarkable technical ability made him a highly successful portrait and genre painter in a Salon style.
As an artist of international standing he commanded premium prices for his work. His $2,000 fee for painting Secretary Root from
- Portús Pérez, J. (2004). The Spanish Portrait: from El Greco to Picasso. London: Scala. ISBN 978-1-85759-374-7
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