Influenced by the French naturalist school of the plein-air, inspired by idyllic romantic scenes within realistic elegant compositions, mainly genre scenes that had recently gained popularity. Due to his intellectual pursuits, he formed part of artistic and industrial societies and he was a leading and influential figure for painters and those around him. In 1915, the first Josep Masriera i Manovens prize was held at the Acadèmia de Belles Arts de Sant Jordi, for landscape paintings of Catalonia. This prize ran until 1962.

Year 1891

Oil on canvas

172x101 cm

Josep Masriera Manovens, 1841 - 1912