José Vives-Atsara

José Vives-Atsara


Nationality: Spanish/American

Jose Vives-Atsara was born in Vilafranca del Panades in the Catalonian region of Spain and studied art at Saint Raymond College and the School of Fine Arts in Barcelona. He came to San Antonio in 1956 where he established his art career. Vives-Atsara's vibrant oil paintings have been described as both realistic and impressionistic. He used only nine colors, mixing his paints with incredible skill. Jose Vives-Atsara is represented in collections including the Museum of Modern Art, Spain, and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. The artist uses contrasting areas of light and shadow to create a dramatic chiaroscuro effect in these paintings. That is not surprising considering he trained in his native Spain where this style has a long tradition in the work of Spanish artists such as El Greco and Velazquez.


José Vives-Atsara Original Art Values Sold at Auction

Item Realized
JOSÉ VIVES-ATSARA (Spanish/American, 1919-2004) Golf of Mexico, Padre Island, 1973 Oil on canvas 24 x 36 inches (...
JOSÉ VIVES-ATSARA (Spanish/American, 1919-2004)Golf of Mexico, Padre Island, 1973Oil on canvas24 x 36 inches (61.0...
Lot 76122
Auction 5147
Saturday, November 16, 2013
JOSÉ VIVES-ATSARA (Spanish/American, 1919-2004) Mission San Jose, San Antonio, Texas Oil on canvas 24 x 36 inches...
JOSÉ VIVES-ATSARA (Spanish/American, 1919-2004)Mission San Jose, San Antonio, TexasOil on canvas24 x 36 inches (61...
Lot 76079
Auction 5133
Saturday, May 11, 2013
José Vives-Atsara (Spanish/American, 1919-2004) Mission Presidio 'La Bahia' Goliad, Texas, 1971 Oil on canvas 24...
José Vives-Atsara (Spanish/American, 1919-2004)Mission Presidio 'La Bahia' Goliad, Texas, 1971Oil on canvas24 x 36...
Lot 75049
Auction 5255
Saturday, May 21, 2016
José Vives-Atsara (Spanish/American, 1919-2004) Sol de Invierno, Penades, 1943 Oil on canvas 18 x 21-1/2 inches (...
José Vives-Atsara (Spanish/American, 1919-2004)Sol de Invierno, Penades, 1943Oil on canvas18 x 21-1/2 inches (45.7...
Lot 75015
Auction 5329
Saturday, November 18, 2017
José Vives-Atsara (Spanish/American, 1919-2004) Seaside Path Oil on canvasboard 24 x 30 inches (61.0 x 76.2 cm) S...
José Vives-Atsara (Spanish/American, 1919-2004)Seaside PathOil on canvasboard24 x 30 inches (61.0 x 76.2 cm)Sign...
Lot 75016
Auction 5329
Saturday, November 18, 2017

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