Biography

Eduardo Leon GARRIDO (Madrid, 1856, Caen, France, 1949). Spanish painter of manners, he specialized in rococo genre scenes and female portraits. He was professor of the School of Arts and Crafts in Varennes (France). He began his training at the School of Painting in Madrid and Vicente Palmaroli workshop, with whom he traveled to Rome and later to Paris. In 1875 he was granted a pension from the Council of Madrid to move to Paris, where he attended the workshop Raimundo de Madrazo. He traveled to Venice in the company of Madrazo, Mariano Fortuny and Martín Rico. He attended the Paris Salons from 1876, the National Fine Arts and exhibitions in London and Munich. He had a great critical and commercial success.