Carlos Maside García

Category: Painter
Birth Date: 18th March 1897 († 10th June 1958)
Birth Place: San Xulián de Requeixo - Pontecesures (A Coruña)

When he was a child he was already keen on painting. He received his first painting classes in Padrón. After his father?s death, his family moved to Santiago and he started to work in vilagarcía de Arousa in a shop In 1917, he went to Madrid to finish his military service and got in touch with the circles of graphic artists. In 1920, he came back to Galicia and collaborated with the newspapers Faro the Vigo and El Pueblo Gallego in 1926. In 1926, he moved to Paris by means of a grant to finish his artistic education. He took part in the political events against Primo de Rivera?s dictatorship and was sent to prison for some time. In 1931, he established in Santiago and took part in the movement of cultural reorganization that took place in Galicia during the Republic period.

 Work & Activities

He exhibited his work several times and collaborated with his drawings in different journalistic publications such as El sol, El Pueblo Gallego, Nueva España... When he returned from Paris he showed his news techniques and the Japanese engraving in his coloured prints O mercado, Pescantinas, Lavandeiras, Nena con regadeira, Vellas orando no tímpano de San Fiz... In 1928, he started to make oil paintings such as Tendas, Moneca, Cabezudos, Autorretrato and Muller sentada. In the postwar period he reached the artistic height with paintings such as A Cacharreira, Estaleiro, Campesinas en roda, Dúas paisanas, Costureira, Cociña, Mercado, Vendedora de pescado... He also painted A sorte do paxariño, A sesta, Muiñeira... and made illustrations for the book Retrincos by Castelao.