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Francisco Miralles Y Gallup began as a student of Ramon Marti y Alsina
in Barcelona. After studying at the Beaux Arts in Madrid until 1866,
this Spanish painter moved and made Paris his permanent residence until
1897. He forged commercial relationships with a couple of
Parisian dealers, including Enrique Gomez who was responsible for
exporting a large quantity of his works to the United States.
participated in a large range of exhibitions, including the 1866
Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Barcelona, the Salon and the Salon des
Artistes Francais in Paris from 1875-1896 and the Salon Pares,
Barcelona of 1877. He won a silver medal at Dieppe in 1875, and
another at Angouleme in 1877, and a gold medal at Montpellier in 1885.
choosing subject matter, Miralles often looked to the bourgeoisie of
the Second Empire for inspiration, and from that group, he often chose
to paint women, especially fashionable young ladies.
Museum Collections Include:
Musee de Brest, Brest, France; Musee d'Art Moderne, Barcelona
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