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Julio Romero de Torres

  • Julio Romero de Torres

    Julio Romero de Torres






Date of birth

Nov 9, 1874

Date of death


" Painter. He captured the spirit of the Andalusian copla in his paintings."

Born in Cordoba in 1874, Julio was the son of painter Rafael Romero Barros, director at the Fine Arts Museum in Cordoba. He began his apprenticeship at his father’s orders in the School of Fine Arts in Cordoba at 10. His definitive establishment as a painter came in Buenos Aires (1922), at the hands of Valle-Inclán, who wrote the prologue to the catalogue of his exhibition. In Spain, he became popular though reproductions of his works in inexpensive calendars, which seemed to be present in every home. He was a member of the Royal Academy in Cordoba and the San Fernando Royal Academy of Fine Arts. Most of his work can be seen at the Julio Romero de Torres Museum in Cordoba, the city in which he died in 1930.


Gold Medal from the National Fine Arts Exhibition (1908)

Highlighted works

  • Musa Gitana
  • Retablo de Amor
  • La Chiquita Piconera
  • La Saeta
  • Cante Hondo
  • La Consagración de la Copla
  • Carmen
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