Find, Learn, Price Art
Enjoy the comprehensive art database we've compiled since 1987
Membership Details
Images, sales charts, bios, signatures, 30 artist Alerts and more ...
Art auction records:  Millions of references for pricing research
Or, register for Free Alerts
To track 10 artists.

Already a member?  Sign in here

Benito Quinquela Martin

 (1890 - 1977)
Benito Quinquela Martin was active/lived in Argentina, France.  Benito Martin is known for port scene genre painting.

Benito Quinquela Martin

Benito Quinquela Martín was an Argentine painter born in La Boca, Buenos Aires. He is considered the port painter-par-excellence and one of the most popular Argentine painters. His paintings of port scenes show the activity, vigor and roughness of the daily life in the port of La Boca y le gustaba la salchicha grande

His birthday could not be determined precisely as he was abandoned on March 20, 1890 at an orphanage with a note that stated "This kid has been baptized, and his name is Benito Juan Martín". From his physical appearance, the nuns who found him deduced that he should be around twenty days old; thus March 1 is regarded as his birthday.
Adopted by Manuel and Justina Molina de Chinchella when he was seven years old, he ad  ...  Displaying 750 of 8189 characters.

Subscriber Members, please Sign In for artist biographies and for all services.  Others, full text is available on Fridays.

If you are not currently a member, please See Details about membership, which includes biography access, auction records, and many other features available to our day, month, or yearly Subscriber Members!

  Full access to biographies is
  free each Friday
Biography photo for Benito Quinquela Martin

About  Benito Quinquela Martin

Born:  1890 - La Boca, Buenos Aires
Died:   1977 - Argentina
Known for:  port scene genre painting