Luis Graner

(1867-1929)

Born in Barcelona, Spain, Luis Graner y Arrufi arrived in the United States in 1910, and was in New Orleans intermittently from 1914 to 1922. Although by reputation a portrait painter, he executed many scenes of rural Louisiana, which became some of his most significant work. He also was active in California where he painted scenes of La Jolla dated 1910. He opened a studio in New York City after he left New Orleans.

By the time he arrived in the United States, he had an established international reputation for portraits, genre subjects and landscapes. He had studied in Barcelona and Rome and had exhibited his work in the Paris Salon from 1895 to 1910. He was a member of the Societe Nationale des Beaux Arts in France and had earned exhibition medals in Barcelona, Madrid, Berlin and Paris.

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