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Briones Carmona, Fernando


Briones Carmona, Fernando
Écija (Sevilla), 1905 - 1975
Écija (Sevilla), 1905 - 1975


A well-known painter and engraver, he studied painting at the same school where he would later become drawing professor, the Fine Arts School in Madrid.

He was a disciple of Cecilio Plá and Manuel Benedito, and was also taught by José Moreno Carbonero and Julio Romero de Torres.

Among many grants and scholarships he received for his training, most notable was the aid awarded by the Continuing Education Board for Scientific Studies and Research which he used to travel to France, Italy, Switzerland and Holland. He returned to France and Italy in the fifties, again on a grant, to further his knowledge of drawing teaching. Years earlier, in 1935, he had been a professor at the Madrid School of Arts and Crafts, and in 1943 he continued his training with the “Conde de Cartagena Scholarship” from the San Fernando Royal Academy of Fine Arts. His last appointment was as director of the Madrid School of Arts and Crafts in 1962.

His masterful skill with a brush was recognised with two second prizes at National Exhibitions in 1932 and 1934. Most notable on his résumé was the first prize at the II Painting Competition, in 1950, under the auspices of MAXAM, for Brujo (Sorcerer), an oil painting which was reproduced for the 1952 calendar.

His work’s varying themes, encompassed portraits, landscapes, flower vases, still lifes and advertising posters such as those made for the Government of the Spanish Republic during the Civil War.

Work

1952, Briones Carmona, Fernando

Sorecerer
Oil / canvas
66 x 53.5 cm




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