While I was in Florida last week we went to the Daytona museum. We'd been there once before, and there was a section devoted to Cuban artists that I wanted to revisit. There was this one painting I had to see again - "Italian Peasant".
The artist is Leopoldo Romañach, who lived from 1862 till about 1951. There isn't a lot of info about him online, but it sounds like he had pretty minor acclaim with his work. He won a Bronze metal in a French exhibition, and was in a few shows in Europe and Cuba - picking up a few medals here and there.
His work has a great Diego Velázquez (One of my favorite painters) quality to it. Nice find in a little museum.
Here are two of his paintings in the gallery.
On the way to Mass
I'll post more art from the museum soon.