Biography of Francisco Iturrino, Spanish painter



Francisco Iturrino was born in Santander on September 10, 1864, being a son of of Miguel Iturrino-farero - and of Joaquina González. At the age of three his family moved to Castro-Urdiales and in 1872 one changed of definitive form Bilbao.

There, at the age of 15 it received classes of drawing in an academy and on the part of his uncle, Elviro González, painter and poet. Once the graduate ended, in 1883, he settled in Liège (Belgium) to study engineering. But it left the studies, without his father finding out, to begin his artistic career.

In 1890 it moved to Brussels and studied painting with Lorrand. Two years later he decided to devote himself of exclusive form to the painting.

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An important picture of Francisco Iturrino is auctioned this evening

Castilian You Auction, inside the sale of today On June 28 it presents a work very typical of Francisco Iturrino.

The author born in Bilbao in 1864 settled soon in Paris where it established friendship with Matisse, Dongen, Derain and Vlaminck Go between others, working in the French capital with between others Ambroise Vollard, famous dealer of the epoch of artists as Pablo Ruiz Picasso.


“Two friends”
Oil on linen. Signed.
Reproduced in the catalog of the exhibition “Francisco Iturrino“
Foundation Mapfre 1997, p. 184.
Measurements: 94 x 139 cm.
Exit: 47.500 €
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