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Best known for his portrait of Andalusian poet Antonio Machado—which hangs in the Ateneo Español de México—Cristóbal Ruiz mostly painted landscapes of Spain. He worked mainly in the region of Castilla, which he portrayed in luminous, vivid scenes, as distinct from the somber views of the area painted by another Spanish artist, Ignacio Zuloaga. This article is a review of an exhibition of Ruiz’s work held in one of the salons at the Junta de Cultura Española in Mexico City, where the artist lived during the latter years of his time in exile, as from 1944, and where he died.
The Andalusian painter Cristóbal Ruiz (1881-1962) was the head of the en plein air landscape department at the Academia de San Fernando in Madrid prior to the outbreak of the Civil War. This genre was always his forte, even while living in exile in San Juan, Puerto Rico and New York (1938-44). He later settled in Mexico where he continued to work in this genre. Ruiz is best remembered for his paintings of the port of Mazatlán, Sinaloa.