Collection: José Gutiérrez Solana

José Romano Gutiérrez-Solana y Gutiérrez-Solana (Madrid, February 28, 1886 – June 24, 1945) was a Spanish expressionist painter, printmaker and writer.

He began drawing with his uncle José Díez Palma, professor of drawing at the University of Salamanca. He studied at the San Fernando School of Fine Arts (1900-1904) and in 1906 he obtained an honorable mention at the National Exhibition of Fine Arts.

He had his first exhibition in Paris in 1928; It turned out to be a failure. In another one attended by Alfonso XIII, his paintings were hung behind a door so that they would not bother the monarch. But in 1936, when the Spanish civil war begins, Solana is famous and recognized outside and inside Spain. He moved to Valencia and then to Paris, where he published Paris (1938).