Jose Villegas Y Cordero
(1848 - 1921/22)
Jose Villegas Y Cordero was active/lived in Spain, Italy. Jose Villegas Y Cordero is known for Andalusian culture and portrait painting, teaching.
Biography Jose Villegas Y Cordero
One of the most important Spanish painters of his generation, Jose
Villegas Y Cordero was known for his art based on Andalusian customs
and traditions and also for his portraits.
He studied at the University of Fine Arts in Seville. In 1868,
Villegas moved to Rome to continue his training at night classes at
Academia Chigi. He stayed there for 30 years mixing with other
Spanish painters like Mariano Fortuny and Eduardo Rosales Gallina. He
became a valued and admired painter among art dealers and
collectors. From 1877 he spent most of his time in Venice.
At the end of 1898 he was appointed director of the Spanish Academy of
Fine Arts in Rome.
He returned to Spain in 1901 and beca
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