Joaquin Sorolla Y Bastida
(1863 - 1923)
Joaquin Sorolla Y Bastida was active/lived in Spain. Joaquin Sorolla Y Bastida is known for luminous genre, figure, marine and portrait painting.
Biography Joaquin Sorolla Y Bastida
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ART REVIEW : The Comfortable Fiction of Spain's Joaquin Sorolla
September 14, 1989
WILLIAM WILSON | Times Art Critic
SAN DIEGO — They say that a happy life has no history. Maybe that goes for happy art too. Take the Spanish painter Joaquin Sorolla, an orphaned kid born in 1863. He rose until he was bracketed with the likes of his friend John Singer Sargent as a technical wizard and urbane international master. In 1909, his New York exhibition drew 160,000 visitors. Respected critics larded him with praise, calling him the greatest Spanish master since Velazquez and Goya. Archer Huntington lent princely patronage and he was commissioned to do
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