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Jose Gutierrez Solana



Jose Gutiérrez Solana

(b Madrid, 28 Feb 1886; d Madrid, 24 June 1945).

Spanish painter and writer. His private tuition in art from 1893 was furthered with studies at the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando in Madrid from 1900 to 1904. On completing his studies he began to frequent the Nuevo Café de Levante, where he met many writers of the ‘Generation of 1898’ movement. Their irony, satire and melancholy strongly influenced Solana’s painting and literary work, such as his first book of essays on contemporary life in Spain, Madrid, Escenas y costumbres (Madrid, 1913, 2/1918). From the 1920s he exhibited widely in Spain and in group exhibitions abroad. In his paintings, influenced above all by Goya and by Spanish Baroque masters such as Juan de Valdés Leal, he treated subjects such as death, as in The Procession of Death (1930; Madrid, Mus. A. Contemp.), prostitution and alcoholism.





Self Portrait


Corrida de toros en Sepulveda


El entierro de la sardina


El lechuga y su cuadrilla


La peinadora


Las coristas




Mascaras con burro


Mascaras de aldea


Murga gaditana




Suplicio chino


Chozas de la alhondiga


Las vitrinas


La tertulia del cafe de Pombo


Las chicas de la Claudia


Un mascaron


La máscara y los doctores


La procesion de la muerte

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