Luis Graner Y Arrufi
Luis Graner Y Arrufi (American-Spanish 1863-1929)
Luis Graner y Arrufi was born in Barcelona in 1863. The artist began his studies at the Escuela de Bellas Artes in his hometown at the age of twenty-one, focusing his works in the subject of genre painting. In 1886 the Barcelona Provincial Council awarded him a scholarship that allowed him to study in Paris. The artist was welcomed into the art circles of Paris, where he remained for five years; during this time he exhibited at the Paris Salon and won medals at an exhibition in Berlin. The artist eventually jumped the Atlantic and began showing his paintings and working in New York and New Orleans. While in America, he also traveled to California, South America, and Colorado producing a varied oeuvre of landscapes, portraits, and genre scenes. Graner returned to Barcelona later in life, where he died in May 1929. His works may be seen at the New Orleans Museum of Art and Sheffield Galleries & Museums Trust, England.