Raimundo de Madrazo y Garreta
(Rome, 1841 – Versailles, 1920)
19th – 20th Century Spanish
A pupil of his own grandfather José de Madrazo y Agudo, and of his father Federico de Madrazo, Raimundo de Madrazo studied at the School of Painting and Sculpture in Madrid.
In 1860 he moved to Paris, where he would remain the rest of his life. There he continued studying at the School of Fine Arts and the Imperial Drawing School.
He earned considerable prestige in Paris, devoting himself primarily to genre painting and more particularly to portraiture, evolving towards a quasi “impressionist” brushwork without abandoning his signature affable style defined by a dominance of form and colour. Madrazo y Garreta won a First Medal at the 1889 Universal Exposition.