Alexandre De Riquer Biography | Oil Paintings
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Alexandre de Riquer i Ynglada, 7th Count of Casa Dávalos, was a multi-talented artist and intellectual, a designer, illustrator, painter, engraver, writer, and poet. He was one of the leading figures of Modernism in Catalonia.
Alexandre de Riquer was sent to study in France at the age of thirteen, first in Béziers between 1869 to 1871, then for his interest in drawing classes, he enrolled in the School of Fine Arts in Toulouse of Languedoc. In 1874 he returned to Barcelona to continue his studies at the art school of La Llotja for several years under Tomas Padro, Claudi Lorenzale, and his most admired teacher, Antoni Caba.
He entered the world of publishing with the help of his friend, the writer and illustrator Apel-les Mestres. Together they collaborated in publishing works which brought great impact on Riquer's creative activity, by 1879, he was becoming known in the art world.
The diversification of his work continued in the following years by designing jewelry, programs, furniture decoration and ceramic painting. He traveled through Rome and Paris, but it was on his trip to London in 1894, where he became acquainted with the movement of the English Pre-Raphaelites and Japanese art, which would greatly influence his creations, he also discovered the art of modern posters. Alexandre de Riquer also met the painter and designer William Morris and above all Edward Burne-Jones who influenced him to devote himself to the graphics and decorative arts, introducing him to British-inspired modernism.
Art Movement: Art Nouveau, Modernism.
Artists Influencing Alexandre de Riquer: Tomas Padro, Claudi Lorenzale, Antoni Caba.
He Traveled To France, England, Italy.
Artist Biography compiled by Albert L. Mansour at The World's Artist, with text adapted from Wikipedia.