Carlos De Haes Spain

1-25-1829 Brussels, BEL – 6-17-1898 Madrid, ESP

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Haes, Carlos De

In the 1850s, Carlos de Haes was involved in the rise of the Realist school of landscape. In 1857 he became the first professor of landscape painting, the first in Spain to teach painting directly from nature. In 1860, he became an Academic at the Royal Academy. In 1876, he presented at the National Exhibition with La Canal de Mancorbo en los Picos de Europa later acquired by the Spanish state to be part of the collection of the Museo del Prado.

Carlos de Haes was born in Brussels to a family of bankers. The family moved to Spain, settling in Málaga in 1835, where Haes studied with the Neoclassical portrait painter Luis de la Cruz y Ríos. In 1850, Haes decided to continue his art training by studying with the great Flemish landscape masters. His encounter with Joseph Quinaux, who mentored Haes from 1850 through 1855, influenced his painting outdoors, and defined his artistic works as a whole.

Haes was involved in the 1850s rise of the Realist school of landscape. He received the academic appointment in 1857, becoming professor of landscape painting, and becoming the first in Spain to teach painting directly from nature.

In addition to teaching, he continued his painting production, and in 1858, Carlos de Haes received the first medal at the National Exhibition. In 1876, he again presented at the National Exhibition with La Canal de Mancorbo en los Picos de Europa, Though it did not win a prize, it was acquired by the Spanish state to be part of the collection of the Museo del Prado, because of its significance as a realistic Spanish landscape painting.

Movement: Realism
Influences: Luis de la Cruz y Ríos, Joseph Quinaux
Traveled: Spain, Holland, France, Germany
Influenced: Jaime Morera, Aureliano de Beruete, Darío de Regoyos
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