Painter, illustrator, muralist. Born in Priego, Spain on March 3, 1891. Having developed artistically at an early age, at ten Moya del Pino was apprenticed to an itinerant religious painter. In 1904 he moved to Granada where he worked under Laterre, another religious painter, and attended night classes at the Granada School of Arts & Crafts. He then attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Madrid. A traveling scholarship from that school enabled him to visit Italy, London, and Paris where he had further study at Académie Colarossi and spent time with Diego Rivera and Pablo Picasso. Having made a reputation as a portrait painter while quite young, he was commissioned to paint the portrait of King Alfonso XNearly 20,000 biographies can be found in Artists in California 1786-1940 by Edan Hughes and is available for sale ($150). For a full book description and order information please click here
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