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Barcelona, Spain, 1911 ? Paris, France, 1975.
A Spanish master of the Paris School, Emilio Grau-Sala is remembered for his magnificent realist scenes.
Grau-Sala worked as a painter, drawer, and print artist. Son of the artist Juan Grau Miro, he moved to Paris in 1938 where he found success with his luminous and uplifting paintings rich in detail. He also did illustration work for a number of books, prints, and posters, as well as theatre set design
In 1936 he received one of the first ever Carnegie prizes. During this period he worked in a figurative style influenced by postimpressionist French artists like Dufy and Bonnard, using a loose and spontaneous style that permitted him to create luminous compositions full of lyricism.
2006 - PicassoMio.com
2003 - Luz Entera - Esteban Vicente y sus Contemporaneos 1918-1936. Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Esteban Vicente, Segovia, Spain.