Luis Riccardo Falero Spanish 1851-1896
Considered one of the most interesting characters in the art world of Paris, Luis Falero might have stepped out from a canvas by Velasquez. Along with his black eyes and fiery expression, he wore his black hair and beard in the style of the old Spanish portraits. For relaxation he turned his attention to mathematics and scientific studies, engaged in astronomy, or passionately read of the supernatural. This latter area particularly, was to deeply influence the direction of his artwork.
Falero was born in Grenada, Spain, in 1851. At the age of 7 he went to study at Richmond College in England to learn English and the art of watercolors.&n
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