Biography of José Salomé Pina (1830-1909)

Mexican painter, born in the capital of Mexico in 1830 and died in the same city in 1909. He studied painting with Pelegrin key in the Academia de San Carlos. Along with Santiago Rebull got a pension which allowed him to travel to Rome to pursue studies at the Academia de San Lucas; He then moved to Paris where he completed his training.

Back in Mexico in 1869, from that year until his death devoted himself to teaching at the Academy. In this institution, in the last decades of the century, he continued the work of his teacher, Clavé, imparting a teaching classical and idealistic.

His work focuses mainly on biblical themes, but it also highlighted as a portraitist. Especially Abraham and Isaac and output of Agar, a great delicacy; He also painted large paintings for the Collegiate Church of Guadalupe.

Bibliography

BAYÓN, Damián: The art of Mexico of the colony to the present day. Akal, 1991.

Ramirez ROJAS, Fausto: Art of the 19th century in the city of Mexico. Madrid, 1984.

Links on the Internet

http://www.artesmexico.com; Wed dedicated to the arts in Mexico.