Hispanic Venezuelan Landscape Painter
Manuel Cabré was a renowned landscape painter. Born in Barcelona in 1890, he moved to Venezuela at a young age. As his father taught sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Caracas, he studied there and became fascinated by the Venezuelan landscape, particularly the El Avila Mountain north of Caracas. He chose to paint it from all angles and shades and as a result he received widespread recognition and praise. He later moved to Paris, living there until 1930, learning the techniques of cubism and impressionism. In 1931 he returned to Venezuela, again committing himself to painting the outdoors. He became known for his extensive skills, technique, colour and form, which were all evident in his paintings. In 1955 he received the National Award in Painting and in 1955 he won the Herrera Toro Award. Between 1942 and 1946, he served as Director of the Caracas Museum of Fine Arts. He continued painting until his death in 1984.