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Federico Beltrán-Masses | Symbolist / Art Déco painter | Part. 2

Joan Crawford sitting for portrait painter Federico Beltran Masses, 1932

Federico Beltrán Masses* (Guaira de la Melena, Cuba 1885 - Barcellona 1949) was showered with public honours and was a member of the Academies of San Fernando in Madrid, San Jorge in Barcelona and San Luís in Zaragoza, as well as those of Lisbon, Cordóba and Málaga, and also a member of the French Institut and Académie des Beaux Arts in Paris.

That his name was almost forgotten until recently is in part the consequence of changes in taste, figurative painting abandoned by all but a handful of successful contemporary painters from the late 1940s through 1970s..

For biographical notes -in english and italian- and other works by Beltran Masses see: