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Josep Rovira Soler
Little girl praying oil on board painting

1941

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$1,762.39Asking Price

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Josep Rovira Soler (February 6, 1900 - 1998) was a Spanish painter notable above all for his skill with portraits. Her parents were Catalans who traveled to Cuba to help in her family's tobacco business. And he was born in Santiago de Cuba sick with malaria. He was in very poor health until he was finally cured on the ship that was returning to Spain at the age of two. His family lived in Vilafranca del Penedès for a few years to earn a living in the wine business, then they went to Cuba again and lived there for two years. When they returned to Spain, he began to go to school, where he showed that he had a gift for painting, although not for academic work. At the age of 20 he began to study at the La Llotja school of painting in Barcelona, ​​and did it for 2 years. One of his school friends who had been studying there for several years decided to leave, discouraged, when he saw the ease he showed from the first moment. He won a scholarship to go to Italy and another to study in Madrid. While painting in Cadaqués when he was 35 years old, he met his wife, Mercè Forns Sant Genís, who was 15 years younger than him. She was watching from the balcony and he caught her attention because she sang while painting. The Spanish Civil War prevented them from getting married and they had a relationship by mail for the four years that he remained in Cuba, until finally, when the war ended, he returned to Barcelona to get married. What he liked most was painting portraits. He had a knack for showing the character's psychology with just a few strokes. The rest of his work is carried out in Catalonia and Cuba (1936–1939).

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  • Creator
    Josep Rovira Soler
  • Creation Year
    1941
  • Dimensions
    Height: 24.02 in. (61 cm)Width: 19.69 in. (50 cm)
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  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    Barcelona, ES
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU115526530812

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