Spain. Jose Morell, 1899–1949 Spanish.
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1949. Colour lithograph, signed in image centre right, 101.5 x 61.9cm. Slight discolouration, repaired tears, creases and pinholes to edges. Linen backed.

Text continues “Published by the Spanish State Tourist Department, Madrid. Printed in Spain. 49-419=5=417. Lit Orla-Jerez.”

Spanish painter and poster artist, Jose Morell (Josep Morell Macias) “studied at the School of Fine Arts of Santa Isabel de Hungary in Seville, under Manuel González Santos. Later he lived in Madrid and Barcelona, where he eventually became known as one of the best poster artists of the 1930s. From 1939, he exhibited large format works in oil.”

His “pictorial style, influenced by his dedication to the poster, is characterised by a flat painting without any display of perspective or realism. However, later it would return to a more conservative style close to the academicism of the late nineteenth century.” He received awards at the Paris and Madrid Expositions (1932); and gold medals from the National of Barcelona (1933) and Malaga (1936). He taught at the Barcelona School of Arts and Crafts. Ref: Prado Museum (Madrid).

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Item #CL203-55

Price (AUD): $1,350.00  other currencies

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