Darío de Regoyos y Valdés. The 1 of 1857 was born in Ribadesella in November and the 29 of 1913 died in Barcelona in October.
Es one of the most outstanding Spanish artists of the late nineteenth century, praised and considered by critics as an admirable colorist.
Son of the architect and assistant of Public Works Darío Regoyos Morenillo, moved in his youth to live in Madrid. There he entered the Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando in 1878 where he was a student of the Belgian painter Carlos de Haes.
Between 1881 and 1893 he combined stays in Belgium and the Netherlands with visits to the Spanish geography. In his maturity, he moved in a style close to impressionism and pointillism, being in a certain way more daring than Zuloaga and Joaquín Sorolla.
It has streets in his honor in his hometown, Ribadesella and in Oviedo, Bilbao, Irún, Errenteria, Azuqueca de Henares and Cabezón de Pisuerga (Valladolid).
There is a large sample of his art at the Museum of Fine Arts in Bilbao, the MNAC in Barcelona and the Carmen Thyssen Museum in Malaga.
When they are now fulfilled 100 years of his death, there will be an exhibition that will be inaugurated in Museum of Fine Arts of Bilbao and will travel in a smaller version to the Thyssen from Madrid and Málaga. On this occasion an approximate number of 150 works will be gathered, including oils, cakes, watercolors, drawings and engravings, which will allow knowing the forms of expression, interests and aesthetic evolution of the artist.
The exhibition, which can be visited in Bilbao from the 7 from October of 2013 to the 26 of January of 2014, in Madrid from the 18 of February to the 1 of June of 2014 and in Malaga of the 26 of June to the 12 of October of 2014 -although in this case in a smaller version-, will also present original documentation (letters, photographs, catalogs of exhibitions ...).
Ribadesella wants to participate in the ephemeris contributing a grain of sand as he did in 2003 and as he repeated in 2007 commemorating the 150 Anniversary of his birth.
On this second occasion, he counted on the collaboration of the Friends of Ribadesella Cultural Association, placing a plaque in his native house, located in the historic center of his native town, on Manuel Fdez Juncos Street, and organizing a second exhibition about his life and work.