Joaquín Sorolla

            Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida (Valencia, 27 February 1863 - Madrid, 10 August 1923)

was a Spanish painter who specialized in painting portraits, landscapes and works with social and historical themes. His most famous works mainly contain images of people, navies and the landscape of his native country.

The early work of Sorolla is counted among realism and mainly concerns social and historical themes. Later he worked mainly in the style of Impressionism, mainly painted portraits and landscapes from his native country, and mostly worked 'en plein air'.

Sorolla frequently traveled, often stayed in Paris, exhibited with great success in the Paris salon and the Exposition Universelle (1900), but also several times in the United States. A series of fourteen paintings with Spanish people and subjects, which he made for the library of the 'Hispanic Society of America' in New York, was known.

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