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 Luis Graner Y Arrufi  (1863 - 1929)

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Lived/Active: Louisiana/New York / Spain      Known for: portrait, genre, town-landscape painting

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This biography from the Archives of AskART:
Born in Barcelona, Spain, Luis Graner arrived in the United States in 1910 and was in New Orleans intermittently from 1914 to 1922. Reportedly he painted many scenes of rural Louisiana, which became some of his most signature work..He also was active in California where he painted scenes of La Jolla dated 1910. He opened a studio in New York City after he left New Orleans.

By the time he arrived in the United States, he had an established international reputation for portraits, genre subjects and landscapes. He had studied in Barcelona and Rome and had exhibited his work in the Paris Salon from 1895 to 1910. He was a member of the Societe Nationale des Beaux Arts in France and had earned exhibition medals in Barcelona, Madrid, Berlin and Paris.

HIs work is in the Historic New Orleans Collection..

Sources include:
Peter Falk, "Who Was Who in American Art"
John Mahe, "Encyclopedia of New Orleans Artists"
Doris Dawdy, "Artists of the American West"

Biography from Questroyal Fine Art, LLC:
Luis Graner y Arrufi was born in Barcelona in 1863. The artist began his studies at the Escuela de Bellas Artes in his hometown at the age of twenty-one, focusing his works in the subject of genre painting. In 1886 the Barcelona Provincial Council awarded him a scholarship that allowed him to study in Paris. The artist was welcomed into the art circles of Paris, where he remained for five years; during this time he exhibited at the Paris Salon and won medals at an exhibition in Berlin. The artist eventually jumped the Atlantic and began showing his paintings and working in New York and New Orleans. While in America, he also traveled to California, South America, and Colorado producing a varied oeuvre of landscapes, portraits, and genre scenes. Graner returned to Barcelona later in life, where he died in May 1929. His works may be seen at the New Orleans Museum of Art and Sheffield Galleries & Museums Trust, England.

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