Waiting At The Shore: Art, Revolution, War & Exile In The Life Of The Spanish Artist Luis Quintanilla (Canada Blanch/Sussex Academic Studies On Contemporary Spain)

Waiting At The Shore: Art, Revolution, War & Exile In The Life Of The Spanish Artist Luis Quintanilla (Canada Blanch/Sussex Academic Studies On Contemporary Spain)

Waiting at the Shore: Art, Revolution, War & Exile in the Life of the Spanish Artist Luis Quintanilla (Canada Blanch/Sussex Academic Studies on Contemporary Spain)

Waiting at the Shore chronicles the extraordinary life of the Spanish artist Luis Quintanilla, championed by Ernest Hemingway, John Dos Passos, Elliot Paul, and many other American and European writers and artists. In 1912, at the age of 18, he ran off to Montmartre where, under the influence of his fellow countryman Juan Gris, he began his artistic career as a Cubist. Returning to Madrid before the war he befriended prominent Spaniards, including Juan Negrin, the Premier during the Spanish Civil War. In April 1931 he and Negrin participated in the peaceful revolution which ousted the monarchy and installed the Second Spanish Republic. When civil war broke out Quintanilla helped lead troops on Madrid's Montana Barracks, which saved the capital for the Republic. "Because great painters," as Hemingway put it, "are scarcer than good soldiers," the Spanish government [Negrin] ordered Quintanilla out of the army after the fascists were stopped outside Madrid. The artist completed 140 drawings of the various fronts of the war which were exhibited at New York's Museum of Modern Art, with...

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