Francisco Lloréns Díaz

Category: Painter
Birth Date: 10 de abril de 1874 (†11st February 1948)
Birth Place: A Coruña

He started to study Trade, although he gave up to enter the Technical School. He went on with his studies in Madrid (1892), where he visited 'Museo del Prado' to learn of all the great painters exhibited there. He was a pupil of Sorolla and travelled to Rome in 1902, where he stayed for four years. In 1913, he got a post to teach Artistic Drawing in Barcelona, but he gave up to establish himself in Madrid.

 Work & Activities

He carried out some of his most important works in A Coruña such as La ría del Burgo, La hora de los rezos and La barra de Santa Cristina.

 Other Interesting Aspects

In 1922, he got the honourable medal at the National Exhibition of Fine Arts for Rías Bajas. In 1925, he got the cross of the Order of Carlos III. He was the organiser of the Galician stand in the Latin American Exhibition, which was celebrated in Seville in 1929. He was a member of 'San Fernando' Academy of Fine Arts, honourable member of the Circle of Fine Arts (Madrid) and honourable member of 'Nuestra Señora del Rosario' Academy of Fine Arts (A Coruña).