Jose Arpa – Jalapa-Veracruz. Watercolor on paper, 13 x 19 inches, signed l.l.
About Jose Arpa:
Jose Arpa’s (1858-1952) works demonstrate the brilliant legacy of a Spanish painter who loved the light and people of Texas and Mexico. An adventurous spirit with a stunning ability to express sunlight on canvas; Arpa was academically trained and already successful in Spain when he came to Mexico in the late 19th century, and then to Texas at the turn of the century.
About Harry Halff Fine Art:
Located in San Antonio, Texas, the gallery has been dealing in fine art for over 30 years. Buying and selling 19th century American paintings with an emphasis on Early Texas Art is what we specialize in. We purchase and sell paintings by Julian Onderdonk, Robert Onderdonk, Jose Arpa, Theodore Gentilz, Hermann Lungkwitz, Mary Bonner, Thomas Allen Julius Stockfletch and other pre-1930 artists working in Texas.
The gallery has handled some of the best examples of Jose Arpa’s works from Spain, Mexico, Arizona, New Mexico, Wisconsin, and Texas. In 2010 Harry Halff Fine Art Gallery held the exhibition, “Jose Arpa: Painting in the Americas”, the first Jose Arpa exhibition in the United States since the 1930s.