José Jiménez Aranda Biography | Oil Painting Reproductions
2-7-1837 Seville, ESP - 5-6-1903 Seville, ESPBack to Artist IndexView Artists Paintings
Jose Jimenez Aranda was started in his initial moves towards turning into a painter by Manuel Cabral and Eduardo Cano de la Peña. Talented at drawing, in 1851 he entered the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de Santa Isabel de Hungría in Seville. In 1868 he studied the collections in the Museo del Prado in Madrid, particularly those of Goya and Velázquez. In 1867 he went to Jerez de la Frontera to act as a restorer and fashioner of stained glass. In 1871 he moved to Rome, where he stayed for four years, becoming acquainted with Mariano Fortuny, who impacted his artistic creations.
In 1881 he moved to París, for nine years, painting works set in the eighteenth century in the style of Fortuny with much success. In 1890 he moved to Madrid, painting scenes of regular day to day existence in a more costumbrista style.
The passing of his wife and little girl in 1892 brought about his coming back to his city of birth. There Jose Jimenez Aranda was designated a member of the Academy of Fine Arts, where he became a teacher, a position he held until his death. Daniel Vázquez Díaz, Eugenio Hermoso, Ricardo López Cabrera, Manuel González Santos and Sanz Arizmendi were his students during his time in Seville.
In the last decade of the nineteenth century, he frequented the Alcala de Guadaíra circle of landscape painters, leaving this genre some examples of "grand master" works.
Among Jose Jimenez Aranda best-known works are A Pass in the Bullring, Una Desgracia (A Disgrace) and Slave for Sale. He was additionally a prominent sketch artist, creating 689 highlighted drawings for the tercentenary version of Don Quijote distributed 1905.
Art Movement History: Academic
Artists Influencing Aranda: Manuel Cabral, Eduardo Cano de la Peña, Goya, Velázquez, Mariano Fortuny Marsal
He Traveled To Italy, France
Painters Jose Aranda Influenced: Daniel Vázquez Díaz, Eugenio Hermoso, Ricardo López Cabrera, Manuel González Santos