Ismael De La Serna
(1898 - 1968)
Ismael Gonzalez De La Serna was active/lived in United States, France, Spain. Ismael De La Serna is known for cubist and abstract painting-still life, figure, illustration.
Biography Ismael De La Serna
Ismael Gonzålez de la Serna was born in 1898 in Granada, Spain.
He began painting and drawing when he was nine years old. While
in school, he became friends with Federico Garcia Lorca, later to
become a famous poet. Indeed, it was De La Serna who in 1918
illustrated Garcia Lorca's first book, Impresiones y Paisajes.
De la Serna pursued his studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in
Granada, where he learned the traditional rules of composition, form,
and color. A turning point came in his life in 1917, when he
viewed an exhibition of French Impressionists in Madrid. By his own
testimony, thereafter he was determined to be a "free" painter, devoted
to new forms.
In 1915, at age seventeen, h
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