Jose Royo 1941 | Valencia, Spain


Born in 1941 in Valencia, Spain, Royo began demonstrating his artistic talent early. At the age of 9 his father, a prominent physician and avid art enthusiast, employed private tutors to instruct Royo in drawing, painting, and sculpture. When Royo turned 14 he entered the San Carlos Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Valencia. Upon turning 18 Royo continued his artistic studies privately with Aldolfo Ferrer Amblat, Chairman of Art Studies at the San Carlos Academy. He also visited the major museums in Europe at this time to study the famous masters-Velasquez, Goya, Renoir, Monet, and Sorolla among others.
Impressive parallels can also be drawn between Royo’s work and that of the Spanish master, Joaquin Sorolla. Both were born in Valencia, both were classically trained, both "matured" into styles of painting capturing the dramatic visual essence of their homeland-Valencia and the Mediterranean Sea. They have both been described as "painters of the Light"; some have said, "of the Light of the South," that is, the southern coast of Spain. It is the overwhelming influence of Sorolla blended with his own style that make Royo’s masterful treatment of the Mediterranean subjects both haunting and mysterious, yet full of raw power at the same time. The sweeping brush strokes, bold swaths of color, and heavy impasto capture the eye and draws one inward until that final absolute moment of awareness that one is actually there in the scene feeling the light and heat of the sun, the salt and sea spray, and hearing the crashing surf. Royo conveys not merely image, but mood and atmosphere as well. This is rare in today’s art world, hence the connoisseur is compelled to compare with the old masters. Thus, the appeal of Royo’s work for today’s collector becomes obvious. With pride we offer the art work of today’s Spanish master painter, Royo, to the art connoisseurs of the world.

3 responses

  1. Hello dear precious Helga,
    wonderful post!
    I hope you’re fine now.
    You’re always in my heart
    Much peace and health.
    hugs~~Jussara

    2012/08/04 at 5:46 am

    • Vielen Dank liebe Freundin Jussara….vielen Dank für deine treue Freundschaft. Mir geht es wieder besser, ich hatte einen Unfall und lag im Krankenhaus. Aber nun bin ich wieder ganz gesund und hoffe, die Zeit zu finden dir schreiben zu können und Bilder hier in wordpress sezten zu können….Ich wünsche dir viel Gesundheit und Glück für dein Leben…immer in Freundschaft und Liebe verbunden….Helga

      2012/08/05 at 5:05 am

  2. Love the Bold swirls of paint strokes of this painter Helga, and the way in which he captures the Light through fabric and how it plays upon the skin.. Very Good!.. Thank you for sharing..

    I hope that you have has a wonderful Christmas Helga, and may I take this time to wish you a Very Happy New Year!.. May it bring you Joy and Happiness and Good Health around you and yours…..
    Love Sue xxxx

    2012/01/08 at 3:58 pm