Luis Mosquera Gómez

Category: Painter
Birth Date: 7th March 1899 (†1987)

He began to study Painting with Román Navarro when he was eight. He became an assistant lecturer at the Technical School when he was still very young. He studied in the Faculty of Sciences at Santiago de Compostela but then moved to Madrid to go in for a public competition and enter the Corps of Customs, getting a post in 1922. He opened a studio in Paris and improved his knowledge travelling to other countries. He returned to Madrid in 1932 and became a Professor at the School of Fine Arts in 1949.

 Work & Activities

He painted portraits of Camilo José Cela, Escrivá de Balaguer, Pío Baroja and Gregorio Marañón, among others, but he also painted still life and nude, which made him get many prizes in national exhibitions.

 Other Interesting Aspects

He was a member, Professor and president of the painting section in 'San Fernando' Academy of Fine Arts, member of the Galician Academy and honourable member of the Academy of Fine Arts in A Coruña. He was also on the group of Administration advisers to get and sell works of art.