Raimundo de Madrazo y Garreta

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Raimundo de Madrazo
Raimundo Madrazo - Selfportrait.jpg
Raimundo Madrazo y Garreta, self-portrait
Born Raimundo de Madrazo y Garreta
1841
Rome, Italy
Died 15 September 1920 (aged 78 or 79)
Versailles, France
Nationality Spanish
Education Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando
École des Beaux-Arts
Known for Painting
Movement Realism

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.

Biography[edit]

He studied painting under his father, Federico de Madrazo, and at the School of the Beaux Arts in Madrid[citation needed]. 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

References[edit]

  • Portús Pérez, J. (2004). The Spanish Portrait: from El Greco to Picasso. London: Scala. ISBN 978-1-85759-374-7

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