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Gumersindo Diaz (1841 - 1891) was born in Oviedo, Asturias, Spain where he studied under Italian artist Vicente Arbiol (1812-1876) at an art school in his hometown, winning awards in 1843 and 1844. After his studies he moved to Seville, Spain in 1859.
The themes expressed in his paintings are usually religious, portrait, landscape and still life in the style of the seventeenth-century Spanish painting. His paintings also included the landscape of his hometown region of the province of Oviedo.
In 1862, he was part of a major Art Exhibition and won a silver medal along with the with the artist Cadiz St. John. In 1867, he introduced several works related to the history and landscape of his hometown region of Asturian. The caves of Covadonga where among the themes.
In addition to his own work he was known to reproduce old master works of Spain.
Information courtesy of ClassicalRealist.org