Sorolla, Joaquin (1863-1923) - 1903 Children on the Seashore (Philadelphia Museum of Art, U.S.A.)

Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida was a Spanish painter, born in Valencia, who excelled in the painting of portraits, landscapes, and monumental works of social and historical themes. His most typical works are characterized by a dexterous representation of the people and landscape under the sunlight of his native land.


Sorolla's work is represented in museums throughout Spain, Europe, and America, and in many private collections in Europe and America. In 1933, J. Paul Getty purchased ten Impressionist beach scenes done by Sorolla, several of which are now housed in the J. Paul Getty Museum. In 2007, many of his works were exhibited at the Petit Palais in Paris, France, alongside those of John Singer Sargent, a contemporary who painted in a similar style. In 2009 there is a special exhibition of his works at the Prado in Madrid, Spain.

  • daniel leber 6y

    "the painter of the light"
  • Isolda 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called The best moment., and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    No hay otro pintor que plasme mejor la luz y la transparencia del agua
  • jenvan1 PRO 4y

    Philadelphia Museum of Art. The actual color is even more beautiful - perfect skin tones and ocean and sand colors. No orange or bright yellow.
  • RasMarley PRO 4y

    Thanks for the info, jenvan. I live near the museum and will have to check it out when I visit again.
  • VANGE* 4y

    me encanta Sorolla, vivo en su tierra y su playa !!!
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