Enrique De Larranaga [1900-1956] Argentina Artist “Mascara” Dated 1955

Enrique De Larranaga [1900-1956] Argentina Artist “Mascara” Dated 1955

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Enrique De Larranaga [1900-1956] Argentina Artist “Mascara” Dated 1955
Watercolor
9-1/4 x 6 inches
original frame

Watercolor
9-1/4 x 6 inches
original frame

He was born in San Andres de Giles (Buenos Aires) on March 19, 1900. He’s art studies were conducted at the National Academy, where his teachers included, among others, Fernando Fader and Cesáreo Bernaldo de Quiros. In 1921 he graduated with the title of Professor of Drawing, and with Luis Tessandori moved to Cordoba where he played the mountain landscape with rich filling and treatment of light that links to their teachers. In 1924 he traveled to Spain where he remained for several years. The knowledge of the great masters, mainly Velázquez, and the influence of Gutiérrez Solana, mark his work decisively. In 1926 he was awarded at the Venice Biennale. The return to Argentina was in 1931, immediately integrating the local artistic life. Its production then shifted to the figure, made ​​from the bohemian characters and works of stout bill that sought a long series of awards in national and provincial halls marginality. These culminated in 1936 with the acquisition of the Grand Prix National Exhibition for his painting “behind the scenes” and in 1937 with the gold medal of the International Exhibition in Paris, achieved with distinction “My wife,” work that is now at the Museum of La Plata. By then it was also concerned with teaching, coming to serve as director of the School “Prilidiano Pueyrredón”. Still lifes and landscapes where Cezanne root production is clearly distinguished from the forties, full of maturity and characterized by a certain calming color. The knowledge of the world of the circus and its characters, especially the clowns, characterize the last stage of his work. The July 29, 1956 Enrique de Larrañaga died in Buenos Aires.