1872: Was born in Barcelona
1959: Died In Pollença, MallorcaHermen Anglada-Camarasa
was one of the most internationally renowned painters of his day.
Between 1900 and 1955 his work was exhibited in numerous European cities and in North and South America. His popular recognition was, however, diminished by the all-powerful influence of the avant-gardes, which resulted in some artists being to some extent overlooked, among them Anglada-Camarasa who possessed a forward-looking vision but one devoid of the necessity to make a definitive break with the past.
Anglada-Camarasa's oeuvre is a highly personal one that initially derived from his academic training and from the mood of the fin-de-siècle. Nonetheless, he gradually moved away from these early influences with dazzling results.
His work as a whole is particularly distinctive due to its decorative nature, the arabesque of his line, his exuberant colour and the use on occasions of a heavily charged brushstroke. With regard to subject matter, he was primarily inspired by two themes: women and landscape, the latter most evident during his years in Majorca.
Source: Carmen Thyssen Málaga Website