MORENO CARBONERO, José
(Málaga, 1858 – Madrid, 1942)
Working primarily in historical paintings and portraits, José Moreno Carbonero was trained in Málaga, Morocco, Paris and Rome. In Morocco, where he travelled in 1873, he made paintings with African themes resembling those of Fortuny. In 1875, he moved to Paris on a pension from the regional government of Málaga, where he worked in Jean-Léon Gérôme’s atelier and interacted with the celebrated dealer Adolphe Goupil, for whom he painted numerous formal portraits. Six years later, he travelled, this time with a government merit pension, to the Academy of Spain in Rome. Upon his return from Italy, he moved to Madrid, where he was a teacher, the chair of Life Drawing and a corresponding scholar at the San Fernando Fine Arts Academy.
Moreno Carbonero also made many literary illustrations, including for Gil Blas and Don Quixote.