The legend Jose Vives-Atsara. A perfect painting called "Stormy Coast" to post this week with all this bad weather. This painting is a wonderful example of the artist's use of the palette knife; full of drama and energy, but not the typical Texas landscape.
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Jose Vives-Atsara was born in Vilafranca del Panades in the Catalonian region of Spain on April 30, 1919. He began painting at the age of eleven and had his first one man show at the age of fourteen. He studied art at Saint Raymond College and the School of Fine Arts in Barcelona. In his life, he often referenced nature itself as his most inspirational teacher. Mr. Vives-Atsara came to San Antonio in 1956. Within twenty years, he bacame one of Texas most distinguished artists. His use of a palette knife in painting allowed for blending rich, pure pigments into a powerful statement of color directly on the canvas. This style produced works that are distinctively Vives-Atsara. Jose Vives-Atsara is represented in such collections as the Museum of Modern Art, Spain; Fort Worth Art Museum, Texas; His Royal Highness Juan Carlos, King of Spain; the Vatican; and the State Capitals of many of the southern United States. His work is also in many private collections in the United States, Spain, Mexico, and Venezuela.