Joaquin Martinez de la Vega
(1846 - 1905)
Joaquin Martinez de la Vega was active/lived in Spain. Joaquin de la Vega is known for portrait, figure and religious painting.
Biography Joaquin Martinez de la Vega
Joaquin Martininez de la Vega was born in Almeria and went to Malaga (Spain) in 1869. He studied in Madrid at the Royal Academy - San Fernando. He befriended Denis Belgrano and painted at the Conservatorio Maria Cristina de Malaga and was commissioned to do several portraits.
He later was moved to do religious paintings such as the Cabezza de Cristo, "That Man" (English translation) and other representative religious works.
He also was a close friend of and teacher of Picasso, George Braque, Antonio Munoz Degrain, Jose Moreno Carbonero and other Spanish artists of that period.
He died in 1905.
Submitted by LTC Jack V Cowan, USA (Ret), Docent, Picasso Exhibit, A & M University - San Antonio, Te
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