Spanish, 1866-1937

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Fernando Cabrera y Canto was born in the southern town of Alcoy in the Alicante region of Spain.  Cabrera studied painting alongside Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida at the Academy of San Carlo in Valencia under the direction of Lorenzo Casanova Ruiz. He continued his studies in Madrid at the San Fernando School of painting and enjoyed a brief two year sojourn in Rome from 1891-1893. He exhibited in International Exhibitions and won medals at the Universal Exposition in Paris in 1899 and the World’s Fair in San Francisco in 1915. Two major works entitled “Orphans” and “Into the Abyss” are in the collection of the Prado Museum in Madrid. 

Cabrera’s repertory explored social and religious themes and he excelled in still life, portraiture and landscape painting.  His masterful handling of textures, expressive use of color along with his “plein air" style of painting shows a strong command of the medium and is typical of the stylistic tendencies of Spanish painters in the Southern regions.  From 1909 until his death in 1937 he occupied a studio in the historic “Peacock House” in Alcoy.

Museum Collections:
Museo de Bellas Artes GravinaAlicante, Spain
Museo de Bellas Artes de San Pio V, Valencia, Spain
Museo del Prado, Madrid, Spain

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