Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida Painting Reproductions Gallery 1 of 21863-1923
Spanish Impressionist Painter
Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida (1863 - 1923), Spanish painter, was born in Valencia, and received his art education first in his native town and under F Pradilla, and then in Italy and Paris. At the age of eighteen he travelled to Madrid, vigorously studying master paintings in the Museo del Prado. At twenty-two, Sorolla obtained a grant to study painting in Rome where he developed his definitive style and technique.
His first striking success he achieved with "Another Margaret," which was awarded a gold medal in Madrid and was bought for the St Louis Gallery. He soon rose to general fame and became the acknowledged head of the modern Spanish school of painting. His picture of the "Fishermen's Return" was much admired at the Paris Salon and was acquired by the state for the Luxembourg Museum.
His exhibit at the Paris Universal Exposition of 1900 won him a medal of honour and his nomination as Knight of the Legion of Honour. A special exhibition of his works--figure subjects, landscapes and portraits--at the Georges Petit Gallery in Paris in 1906 eclipsed all his earlier successes and led to his appointment as Officer of the Legion of Honour. In 1933, Paul Ghetty purchased ten Impressionist beach scenes done by Sorolla. After his death in 1923, Sorolla's widow left many of his paintings to the Spanish public. The paintings eventually formed the collection that is now known as the Museo Sorolla which was the artist's house in Madrid.
He is represented at the Berlin National Gallery, at the Venice and Madrid Museums, and in many private collections in Europe and America, especially in Buenos Aires. He painted portraits of King Alphonso and Queen Victoria Eugenie of Spain, and a magnificent portrait group of the family of Don Aurelian de Beruete. Three of his works were shown in London at the Spanish Exhibition, Guildhall, 1901.
38 Paintings of Sorolla y Bastida
On the Beach
Lighthouse Walk at Biarritz
Oxen on the Beach
Two Sisters, Valencia
The Courtyard of the Sorolla House
Portrait of Charles Kurtz
The White Slave Trade
The Beach at Biarritz
Bathing on the Beach
After the Bath (The Pink Robe)
Portrait of King Alfonso XIII wearing the uniform ...
Children on the Beach
Children in the Sea
Portrait of Santiago Ramon y Cajal
Clotilde in an Evening Dress
Maria, the Pretty One
Strolling along the Seashore
Portrait of Maria Guerrero, actress and director ...
Towing in the boat, Valencia Beach
The Young Yachtsman
Under the Parasol, Zarauz