Paintings Gil, Jose Benlliure y

Gil, Jose Benlliure y

1855 - 1937

Spain, Academic Classicism

Jose Benlliure y Gil Paintings Reproduction and Biography

(1858 - 1937),Gil was a Spanish painter, was born at Valencia, studied painting under Domingo, and showed from the first such marked talent that he was sent to the Spanish school in Rome.
Gil was one of the select circle pensioned by the Spanish government for residence in Italy and executed several state orders for the decoration of public buildings; but Gil owes his chief fame to his large historical paintings, notably the "Vision in the Coliseum." Gil became the leader of the Spanish art colony in Rome, where he practised as painter and sculptor. his brother Mariano was also a sculptor.