Beach in Spain by Francisco Rodriguez Sanchez Clement
Beach in Spain by Francisco Rodriguez Sanchez Clement. Oil on canvas board. Circa 1960.
Son of the painter Francisco Rodríguez Clement received the first lessons, Francisco Rodriguez Sanchez Clement was born in Elche (Alicante) on April 9, 1893.
He specialized in genre painting. Famous for his female nudes also entered the genre of portraiture, landscapes and marine mural painting. Among its topics include those inspired by gypsies and flamenco camps, foremen, boxes and bullfights.
He studied at the School of Fine Arts of San Fernando in Madrid where he was a disciple of Cecilio Pla and Jose Garnelo and where graduated in 1914; obtaining the Gold Medal distinction in color and composition.
After traveling through Andalusia and marriage, he returned to Elche in 1921, where he founded with Joseph Lillo a workshop of pictorial decoration. In 1932 he travels to Madrid and exhibited with great success in the Fine Arts and the Salon d'Automne. With the civil war, he returns to Elche, where he was appointed director of the Municipal School of Drawing and Painting.
In 1944 he achieved the Honor Award of the Exhibition of Fine Arts in Alicante and in 1947 exposes resounding success in Valencia. In 1984 an exhibition of tribute in the Sorolla hall of Elche was held. He died in Santapola (Alicante) June 5, 1968
FRAMED: HEIGHT: 17 in | WIDTH: 14 in
UNFRAMED: HEIGHT: 23 in | WIDTH: 20 in
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CONDITION: Minor wear to frame