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(Ibiza, 1874 – Sta. Eulària ,1960)
Born in Ibiza in 1874 into a well-off family; in 1895 he travelled to Barcelona to study music and photography, a subjet he would later make his profession.
In 1901 he enrolled at the Sa Llotja School of Fine Arts, where he studied under Antonio Caba. In 1906 he visited Madrid for Alfonso XIII`s wedding, a few months later taking up residence in the city to take classes from Eduardo Chicharro and study the works of Velázquez and Goya at the Prado Museum.
He married in Ibiza in 1909, in 1916 moving from the Dalt Vila to take up residence at a newly-built house on Paseo de Vara de Rey, where he installed his photography studio and his interesting and prolific academy of drawing and painting.
Although he neglected painting for a while, in 1919 a chance meeting with Sorolla, in Ibiza working on his Vision of Spain for the New York Hispanic Society, encouraged him to take up painting again.
In 1920 he travelled to Paris to study the works of the Impressionists, by whose style he was greatly impressed. In the 1920`s he began to exhibit his work to great acclaim, particulary in Palma, Madrid and Barcelona.
Although his works are rarely dated, his most recent are from 1950, when he lost his sight almost completely.He died in Santa Eulària in 1960.

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