(1838 - 1874)
Mariano Jose Maria Bernardo Fortuny was active/lived in Spain, Italy. Mariano Fortuny is known for portrait, figure, genre, history and religious painting and drawing.
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Mariano José María Bernardo Fortuny y Marsal (June 11, 1838 - November 21, 1874) was a Spanish painter. His brief career encompassed both the Romantic* fascination with Orientalist* themes, and a prescient loosening of brush-stroke and color.
He was born in Reus, a town near Tarragona in the autonomous community of Catalonia in Spain. His father died when Mariano was an infant, and his mother by the time he was 12. Thus, Mariano was raised by his grandfather, a cabinet-maker who taught him to make wax figurines. At the age of 9, at a public competition in his town a local patron, Domingo Soberno, encouraged further study. At the age of 14 years he moved to Barcelona with his grandfather. A sculptor, Domi
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