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Gris, Juan (1887-1927) – 1912 Self-Portrait (Private Collection)

JosĂ© Victoriano González-PĂ©rez , better known as Juan Gris, was a Spanish painter and sculptor who lived and worked in France most of his life. His works are closely connected to the emergence of Cubism. In 1906 he moved to Paris and became friends with Henri Matisse, Georges Braque, Fernand LĂ©ger, and in 1915 he…

Imperio Argentina

Dutch postcard. M.B.& Z. (M. Bonnist & Zonen, Amsterdam), nr. 199. Cifesa was a big Spanish distribution company between the mid-1930s and the early 1960s. Imperio Argentina (1906-2003) was a Spanish singer, dancer and actress. Imperio Argentina was born Magdalena Nile del RĂ­o, on December 26th, 1906 in San Telmo, the tango district of Buenos…

Blanchard, Maria (1881-1932) – 1924 Maternity (The Museum of Art and Industry of Roubaix, France)

MarĂ­a Gutierrez Blanchard was a Spanish painter. Blanchard was the daughter of journalist Enrique Gutierrez Cueto Blanchard and ConcepciĂłn Blanchard Santisteban. Born with various disabilities, she was small in stature, hunchbacked and unable to walk. She was the cousin of Mexican artist Germán Cueto. In 1903 she moved to Madrid and studied at the Real…

Vazquez Diaz, Daniel (1882-1969) – 1920 Joy of the Basque Countryside. FuenterrabĂ­a (Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid, Spain)

Watersoluble paint on canvas; 115 x 88 cm. Daniel Vázquez DĂ­az was a Spanish painter. Born in Nerva, Spain, Vázquez DĂ­az settled in Paris in 1918, where he found cubism to be the ideal form of expression. Unlike other artists such as Juan Gris, he was not an intellectual cubist; he used external forms and…