The painting is framed and signed on the bottom left corner. The frame shows signs of the passage of time.
Félix Herráez Rodríguez (Madrid, 1891 - 1976) was born in Calle de La Palma, 40 in Madrid, two doors beyond where today is located the Escuela de Artes Aplicadas y Oficios Artísticos.
Since he was a child he showed immense qualities for drawing. He studied from 1908 to 1914 at the Escuela de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, where he obtained the title of Drawing and Painting Teacher. He received a scholarship from the Residencia El Paular. It was during this period when he received an influence that marked his artistic life: his teacher’s, Antonio Muñoz Degrain, as he was his favourite student. Later it was Joaquín Sorolla who guided him in the very difficult genre of watercolour, where Herráez stands out in his own light, as he became an accomplished and recognised master.
At that time he began to exhibit his works in various art galleries but it was in 1923, at the Salón de Arte Moderno, where he achieved his first great success, which definitely launched him into the art world, despite the fact that -according to critics of undeniable integrity and fairness such as Bernardino de Pantorba, Luis de Fontes, Sánchez Camargo, etc, he has not been placed in the honorary position that he deserved.
In Herráez's work, we should highlight the serene atmosphere and the attractive lighting effect that he gives to his painting, especially to the landscape themes. It is in this subject where he reaches his fullness, and it is almost - without forgetting other environments- the constant element of his work, suffice it to say as an anecdote that this inscription appeared on most of his business cards: Félix Herráez - a landscaper-; Herráez certainly pampered the landscape, he know how to get the most out of impressionism and of the purest expression of colour that, in his palette, achieves an attractive feeling of sincerity.
He was a founding member of the Agrupación Española de Acuarelistas, where he carried out the enormous task of promoting the genre among young painters, sometimes reluctant to approach this facet, where Herráez stood out with an undeniable personality.
He exhibited his work in almost all Spanish cities and Hispano-American Biennials, as well as in several European cities, being his contests in Paris, London and Toulouse particularly outstanding.
Among the countless prizes he obtained we can highlight:
- Award at the 1930 Exposición Nacional de Bellas Artes
- 1st Medal Salón Nacional de la Acuarela (Malaga 1935).
- 1st, 2nd and 3rd Medal in Autumn Salons.
- Watercolour Award by the Excelentísima Diputación Provincial(1953).
- Drawing Award from the Ministerio del Ejercito (1956).
- Medal Felipe Trigo by the “Exmo. Ayuntamiento de Madrid” (1967)
In 1975 he received a well-deserved tribute from the artistic class for his last exhibition, an anthological exhibition that summarised his work from 1910 to 1975, and which was held at Sala Eureka in Madrid.
He died in 1976 at the age of 85.
Note: The painting will not be sent to Taiwan because it contains wood.
- Félix Herráez Rodríguez (1891-1976)
- Titre de l'œuvre d'art
- Huile sur panneau
- Signé à la main
- Dans l'ensemble en bon état avec des traces d'ancienneté
- Cadre inclus
- Taille des images
- 32×42 cm
- Dimensions totales
- 50×60×5 cm