30 Works, November 9th. is Pere Creixams’ day, his art, illustrated with footnotes #232

PERE CREIXAMS, (Barcelona, ​​1893-1965)
Reclining Woman

Oil on canvas
90×147 cm.
Private collection

The only son of a poor family, Pere Creixams was born on 9 November 1893 in Barcelona: «I come out of the pavement, the Mediterranean pavement…». In 1906, following the death of his father, he lived with his mother. He took on a series of odd jobs and later became a printer. In the evenings, he attended a mixed, secular school La Escuela Moderna founded in 1901 by the Catalan anarchist Francisco Ferrer, whose libertarian pedagogy had an enormous impact throughout Europe. Créixams said he had learned to read from «red and anarchist books»…

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Author: Zaidan Art Blog

I search Art History for Beautiful works that may, or may not, have a secondary or unexpected story to tell. I then write short summaries that grow from my research. Art work is so much more when its secrets are exposed

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