(1858 - 1952)
José (y Perea) Arpa was active/lived in Texas / Mexico, Spain. Jose Arpa is known for landscape, portrait, and mural painting, etching, educator.
Biography José Arpa
Born in Carmona, Spain, José Arpa y Perea was known as "The Colorist
Painter" of figures and landscapes, especially in Texas where he
brought a fresh approach to San Antonio painting in his bright, sunlit
local scenes. He was also an etcher, illustrator, and muralist as
well as an art teacher, and he started and ended his career in
Spain. His subjects include the Grand Canyon of Arizona.
began his art study as the pupil of Eduardo Cano de la Pena at the
Academy of Fine Arts in Seville and then spent six years in Rome
followed by extensive travel through Africa and Europe. His
reputation was solid enough that the Spanish government sent four of
his paintings as part of the exhibition to the 1893 World's
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