Artist of the moment…..Celso Lagar

Celso Lagar was a great painter born in Seville, Spain in the year 1891. In 1907 he began private studies with Miguel Blay in Madrid, Spain. In 1911 he moved to Paris France to study. After World War 1 began he moved away but came back to settle for good in Paris.

His longtime love was named Hortense Begue and she was a sculptor.

One of the artist’s closest friends was the painter Amelio Modigliani, below a portrait of Lagar painted by Modigliani.

modigliani

Lagar flourished in the 1930s. The artist was very up and down as far as his emotional side. After his wife passed away in 1956 he entered a state of depression that would plague him the rest of his life. As he was eventually sent to a mental hospital for his depression estate sales of his paintings took place to cover the costs of his stays.

Included in the collection of the Contemporary Museum of Art located in Madrid, Spain.

Price range information;  Watercolors range $1,000 to $11,000  . Gouache works range $300 to $10,000. Lithographs range $300 to $1,000. Oils range $5,000 to $40,000.

Celso Lagar passed away in 1966.

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