Angel Lizcano Monedero Spain
11-24-1846 Alcázar de San Juan, ESP - 7-31-1929 Madrid, ESPBack to Artist IndexView Artists Paintings
Ángel Lizcano Monedero at the age of fourteen, he began his art studies at the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, where he graduated with honors. He continued his education by copying the Old Masters at the Museo del Prado, especially Goya and Velázquez.
In 1869, he received a stipend from Manuel Antonio, Marqués de Bedmar, to complete his studies in Italy. Later, he toured much of Spain and participated in the National Exposition of Fine Arts, where he sold a painting to King Amedeo I. All together, he received four medals at various expositions from 1876 to 1887. For many years, he continued to work as an itinerant artist.
Ángel Lizcano Monedero gained a reputation as an illustrator and engraver, providing images for a wide variety of magazines, books and posters; over 800 in all. Among his best known book illustrations were those for the Episodios Nacionales by Benito Pérez Galdós, and theatrical pieces by Vital Aza, Tomás Luceño, Miguel Ramos Carrión and Ricardo de la Vega. Some of his works were adapted for postcards by the French photographer, Jean Laurent.
At the age of fifty, due to the death of his wife, he began to suffer from mental disorders, although he continued to paint and was named a Professor of drawing at the Círculo de Bellas Artes. Later, the quality of Ángel Lizcano Monedero work began to suffer as he created rapidly produced bullfight scenes and other popular images to maintain his income. When his mental state had made it almost impossible for him to paint, the Círculo voted to provide him with an annual pension. In 1929, he had to be admitted to the asylum where he died.
Influences: Goya, Velázquez