Eduardo Sánchez Solá (Spanish, 1869 – 1949)


“Valencianas”. Oil on canvas. Signed in the lower right corner. 23.25 x 15.25 inches.

Eduardo Sánchez Solá (Madrid, 1869 – Granada, 1949) was a Spanish painter.

He studied at the San Fernando Royal Academy of Fine Arts as a student of Alejandro Ferrant and Luis Taberner. He was a professor at the School of Arts and Crafts in Granada and a contributor to the magazine La ilustración Española y Americana. He participated in several National Exhibitions, in which he was awarded honorable mention in 1895; third class medal in 1897, for the canvas “Sad news” and in 1899 for “El destete ”; decoration in 1901 and honorable mention in Decorative Art in 1904. He also exhibited in the Regional Modern Art of Granada, in the Artistic Center (1942) and in Linares (1943).

He specialized in oil paintings where he reflected game scenes of the altar boys of the time inside Andalusian churches. In them, the artist was able to accurately capture the transmission of the movement of children in these circumstances, generally playing with each other. He is known as “The painter of the altar boys”.