Friday, August 7, 2015

Armando Menocal

Jura de Santa Gadea
oil on canvas
Ayuntamiento de Alfafar, Comunidad Valenciana, Spain
size unknown

Armando Menocal (1863-1942) was a Cuban painter.
He studied at the Academy of San Alejandro in his native city, then went to Spain in 1880 for further study.
He exhibited in Spain, winning numerous awards, and later returned to Cuba to join the Liberation Forces in the Cuban War of Independence. Upon its completion, he dedicated himself to the teaching of art, returning to his alma mater as a professor of landscape painting. In 1940 he became director emeritus. His paintings decorated many public buildings around Havana. He was also a member of Cuba's National Academy of Arts and Letters.