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The Bath, Javea, 1905: He is respected but he isn’t in the same league as the others you’ve chosen. Tim Marlow Meets Tony Bennett
He was an Impressionist. ibid.
Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida (February 27, 1863 – August 10, 1923) 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 ... At the age of eighteen he travelled to Madrid, vigorously studying master paintings in the Museo del Prado.
After completing his military service, at twenty-two Sorolla obtained a grant which enabled a four year term to study painting in Rome, Italy, where he was welcomed by and found stability in the example of F Pradilla, the director of the Spanish Academy in Rome. A long sojourn to Paris in 1885 provided his first exposure to modern painting; of special influence were exhibitions of Jules Bastien-Lepage and Adolf von Menzel. Back in Rome he studied with Jose Benlliure, Emilio Sala, and Jose Villegas. The Complete Works online
I could not paint at all if I had to paint slowly. Every effect is so transient, it must be rapidly painted. Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida