Jose Arpa (1858-1952) was born in Carmona, Spain. Arpa moved to Mexico around the turn-of-the-century making many visits to San Antonio and finally making San Antonio his permanent home in 1923. During the mid 1930's Arpa returned to Spain.
Jose Arpa received his early art training at the School of Fine Arts in Seville, Spain where he received special instruction from the historical painter Dr. Edwardo de la Pena. Arpa won the Rome Prize three times in succession. Four of his canvases were exhibited at the World Fair in Chicago in 1893, as representing the best art of Spain.
Arpa found much beauty in San Antonio, painting scenes of the Texas Hill Country, rivers, wildflowers and the deep blue skies of Texas. He maintained his studio in San Antonio, where he had a wide influence on the arts, locally and throughout the state. His nephew Xavier Gonzalez assisted him teaching Arpa's students drawing.
Jose Arpa entered
many exhibits and won many awards and mentions.
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