Tuesday 8 January 2008

Modesto Texidor Torres: from Enciclopedia Catalana

From the Catalan Encyclopedia

Modesto Texidor Torres
Barcelona 1854 - 1927 Painter.  Son of Jose Texidor Busquets.

Trained at the Llotja art school and in Paris with Bastien-Lepage and Carolus-Duran, he devoted himself to academic portraiture, portraits of social life, canvasses, and landscapes. He won the third place medal at the Madrid National Exhibition of 1887, and took part in the Paros expositions, and won a bronze medal at the Universal Exhibition of 1900. In 1921, he won the Masriera prize in Barcelona.

Pepita Texidor Torres, his sister and pupil, was a watercolour artist, specialising in the painting of flowers (3rd place medal, Madrid, 1906).

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