Painter of figures, interiors, landscapes and still-lifes. Luis Manero de Miguel was born 29 April 1876, in Burgos (Spain). He studied at the school of art in Burgos from 1888 to 1889 and is then thought to have continued his studies at the Real Academia de San Fernando in Madrid. He worked for a few years in Rome before finally pursuing a teaching career in Burgos.
Luis Manero executed a variety of subjects, confining himself to traditional 19th century technique. He took great care of the detail of his compositions; his work being encompassed in the so-called figurative realism. His landscapes, almost always from the surroundings of his hometown, are not the typical arid landscapes and farmlands of the region, but pleasant scenes of lush vegetation, often with very detailed close-up views of trees, made with thick brushstrokes and with a very short color palette dominated by greens and yellow, but full of objective realism. He took part in the National Exhibitions in Madrid from 1897 and was awarded a third-place medal in 1899. He took part in the Salon des Artistes Français in Paris and won an Honourable Mention at the Exposition Universelle of 1900. Luis Manero died 21 August 1937, in Burgos.
Sources: Benezit, Dictionary of Artists; Elorza Guinea, Juan Carlos: Museo de Burgos; Arnáiz, José Manuel/López Jiménez, Javier/Merchán Díaz, Manuel (ed.): Cien años de pintura en España y Portugal (1830-1930), Antiqvaria, Madrid, 1991.
Artist: Luis Manero (1876-1937).
Signed and dated 1900 in lower right.
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Condition: Very Good condition.
Dimensions: 33 x 47 cm. / 13 x 18 ½ in.
Frame: 51 x 65 cm. / 20 x 25 ½ in. Original. Gilt Wood and stucco, restored, very good condition.