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Covarsí Yustas, Adelardo

Covarsí Yustas, Adelardo
Badajoz, 1885 - 1951
Badajoz, 1885 - 1951

He enrolled at Madrid’s San Fernando Royal Academy of Fine Arts in 1903, where he met his countryman Eugenio Hermoso, one of the main influences on his work.

Having completed his training, he furthered his knowledge through study trips in Spain, Italy, France, Britain, Portugal and the Netherlands. In 1907, he returned to his native Badajoz where he replaced Francisco Checa, the famous still life painter, as drawing professor at the town’s School of Arts and Crafts.

The academic nature of his technique defines his costumbrista style, in landscapes and still lifes as well as in the work he exhibited at the Parador Hotel in Gredos, and in the figures in hunting scenes, examples of which are his paintings for the 1926, 1927 and 1941 MAXAM almanacs.

The works which won him most acclaim during his lifetime were the mythological paintings with which he decorated the Teatro Carolina Coronado in Almendralejo (Badajoz) in 1916. However, the building’s refurbishment in 1971 prevent us from being able to enjoy the height of the Badajoz painter’s vigour and maturity.

An assiduous participant at National Fine Arts exhibitions, in 1948 he was awarded a medal of honour.

Aside from his creativity, it is also worth noting his cultural work as Director of the School of Arts and Crafts and Provincial Fine Arts Museum in Badajoz, where much of his work is currently on exhibition, and his frequent contributions to the journal Revista de Estudios Extremeños, where he published a number of inventories and research projects in regard to the artistic heritage of his region.


1926, Covarsí Yustas, Adelardo

Hunted seated
Oil on canvas
53x37 cm.

1941, Covarsí Yustas, Adelardo

Hunters with partridge
Oil on canvas
55 x 35,5 cm

1927, Covarsí Yustas, Adelardo

Wil Boar Hunt
Oil on canvas
53,50x36 cm.


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