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María Blanchard

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" Painter. Friend of people like Juan Gris, Diego Rivera and Jacques Lipchitz, she stood out because of her Cubist painting during the first third of the 20th century."

María Gutiérrez Blanchard was born in Santander in 1881. She moved to Madrid in 1903 and trained with Emilio Sala, Fernando Álvarez de Sotomayor and Manuel Benedito. She won the third prize at the National Exhibition of Fine Arts in 1908 for "Primeros pasos". She got a grant to travel to Paris and attended lessons with Anglada Camarasa and Kees van Dogen at the Vitti Academy, getting close to Fauvism. Later on she met Juan Gris and Jacques Lipchitz, who introduced her to Cubism. She returned to Madrid and in 1915 she took part in the "Pintores Íntegros" Exhibition, organised by Ramón Gómez de la Serna. After teaching drawing in Salamanca, she returned to Paris in 1916 and started her Cubist period. In 1921 she was highly acclaimed for her painting "La Communiante", presented in the Salón de los Independientes Hall. In the 1920s she started including images in her works again. She died in Paris in 1932.

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  • Primeros pasos
  • La Communiante
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