Wednesday, August 5, 2015

José Luis Zorrilla de San Martin

[Uruguay] (b 1891/d 1975)

"Born in Madrid in 1891, José Luis  was the son of the writer Juan Zorrilla de San Martín, who served in the court of Alfonso XIII as Ambassador of Uruguay. For three years he moved to Paris, where he met Carlos Federico Sáez and would prove a strong influence in his interest and artistic style later. He settled in Montevideo in 1898. His first oil painting portraits dating from 1906 show a great influence from Sáez. He studied at the Círculo de Bellas Artes with painter Vicente Puig, and later received lessons from the sculptor Philip Menini (1909). Between 1911 and 1914, his work was first exhibited. After receiving a scholarship from the Uruguayan government in 1914 to study in Munich, he had to stay in Florence due to the outbreak of World War I. He returned to Uruguay the following year and entered the Legislative Palace as an assistant sculptor. (..)José Luis then won the Competition to erect a Monument in Paris, so he again moved with his family to Paris.. several works followed before his return to Montevideo in 1925 ..(..) Between 1940 and 1961, Zorrilla was the Director of the National Museum of Visual Arts in Montevideo.


Uruguay 1935 "Visit of President Vargas of Brazil" (6,1) [Litho (National Printing Works)] Sc(463,...,468)

Uruguay 1961 "Latin American Economic Commission Conference, Punta Del Este" (22,1) [Litho (NPW)] Sc(676,...,685)(C233,...,C244)

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