24 de noviembre de 2015

Painter Guillermo Gomez Gil

Painter Guillermo Gomez Gil


Painter Guillermo Gomez Gil


Painter Guillermo Gomez Gil


Painter Guillermo Gomez Gil


Painter Guillermo Gomez Gil

Biography:
Guillermo Gómez Gil [1862-1942] was born in Malaga in 1862. He showed an interest in art from a very early age and began training as an artist in 1878 as a pupil of the San Telmo School of Fine Arts in Malaga. He must have made good progress as he ventured to compete for the Barroso prize awarded by the council as an incentive to students of the school, although he did not win. He tried again in 1881 and was equally unsuccessful.
In 1880 he took part in his first group show, the Art, Industrial and Agricultural Exhibition organised by Malaga council. The works he entered attest to his preference for seascapes as they were entitled Puesta de sol (“Sunset”) and Marina (“Seascape”); the former was acquired by the council for 375 pesetas.
His style earned him the recognition of the official circles and in 1892 he was granted a special honorary mention for the three works he entered in this exhibition: View of the Port of Malaga, Effect of the Moon and A Squall; in that of 1897 he won a medal third-class for Effect of the Moon, which was acquired by the state and is now housed in the Diputación (provincial council) building in Zamora, on deposit from the Prado; and in that of 1899 he won another medal third-class for Un paisaje (“A Landscape”). The Museo Municipal de San Telmo in San Sebastián holds in deposit Sol poniente (“Setting Sun”), a seascape shown at the National Exhibition of 1908 and acquired by the government...//

Painter Guillermo Gomez Gil


Painter Guillermo Gomez Gil


Painter Guillermo Gomez Gil


Painter Guillermo Gomez Gil


Painter Guillermo Gomez Gil

...//In Madrid he combined easel painting with decorative painting and in 1898 he decorated the ceiling of the Macarrón paint shop in Calle Fuencarral.
In 1910 he secured the post of instructor in perspective and landscape at the School of Industrial Arts in Seville and settled in that city. From there he remained in contact with the capital, continued to take part in the National Exhibitions and developed closer contacts with Malaga, where he exhibited his oeuvre at the exhibitions organised by the San Telmo Academy in 1916, 1922 and 1923, as well as in Seville.
After retiring he divided his time between Seville and Cadiz, where he died on 6 January 1942.

Painter Guillermo Gomez Gil


Painter Guillermo Gomez Gil


Painter Guillermo Gomez Gil

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