Andres Buforn - Andrés Buforn

Andres Buforn
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Birth November 21 , 1877 View and modify data on Wikidata
Alicante , Spain
Death December 5 , 1943 View and modify data on Wikidata(66 years old)
Alicante , Spain
nationality Español
Student of Lorenzo Casanova Ruiz View and modify data on Wikidata
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Area Painting

Andrés Buforn Aragonés Alicante , ( November 21 , 1877 - December 5 , 1943 ). He was a Spanish painter of the 19th and 20th centuries specialized in the sea.


He was born in the vicinity of the then Collegiate Church of San Nicolás de Alicante. He grew up in the port of Alicante where his father was a caulker , that is, a builder and repairman of fishing boats.

He was able to get up close and personal with the ins and outs of sailing, the different types of boat hulls, the different sailing and fishing tackle, and the harshness of life at sea. But without a doubt, what he learned best was to memorize the Mediterranean Sea , to distinguish the sunlight and its influence on the color of the sea water, the location of the clouds and the wind, the stars and the sea moon. , with all its reflections.

In the 90s of the 19th century, he entered the Academy of Fine Arts of Lorenzo Casanova Ruiz , he belonged to the second batch of students that the great painter had, and there he had Adelardo Parrilla , Manuel Harmsen or Lorenzo Aguirre as a partner .

The Magna Provincial Exhibition of Alicante in 1894, which, organized by the Economic Society of Friends of the Country , was held at the Principal Theater, allowed the appearance of more than thirty painters from Alicante, as many Valencians and some from Barcelona, ​​Cádiz, Madrid and Murcia. The Valencian universals Joaquín Sorolla and Ignacio Pinazo were the stars, and this could be the famous occasion on which the teacher Sorolla recommended that he specialize in painting seascapes.

Later he went to Madrid to Alejandro Ferrant , who had been Director of the Spanish Academy of Fine Arts in Rome , to complete his studies. He came to Alicante frequently, where he had rented a room in the old spa "La Alianza" in Playa del Postiguet. He painted "marinas", ports, cliffs, lighthouses ... any landscape in which the sea dominated.

We highlight "View of the port of Alicante and its Castle", private collection; "The Alliance" of the painter's family; "Reflectors in the sea" of the Alicante Provincial Council; several from the Alicante City Council Collection; "View of the port with the old Club de Regatas" ( RCRA ); and more mature, "The return of the fisherman" of the family of the painter, gold medal; “Amanecer en la mar” and “Atardecer en la mar”, both private collections; and "The Tiflis fire " and "Oleaje" by the Alicante Press Association ...

He appeared and was awarded in many Competitions and Exhibitions, but without a doubt, the one that would have made him most excited was the "Medal of Honor" from the Alicante Exhibition of 1943, which was awarded months after the painter's death.

In 1986 a tribute to the painter was held in which a large number of works by the painter were achieved together, which were exhibited in the Exhibition Hall that the Alicante Savings Bank had in Calle Mayor, 3.


  • Painting and Sculpture Catalog. Works of art owned by the Provincial Council of Alicante , Diputación 1972. Dr Enrique Llobregat , director of the Provincial Museum; Dr Adían Espí, professor of Art History at CEU and Mr Garín LLobart, director of the Museum of Fine Arts in Valencia.
  • A century and a half of Alicante painting , edited by the Savings Bank of the Southeast of Spain in 1973, for the Exhibition held in Alicante from November 5 to 30.
  • Alicante Information Newspaper.
  • Guide to the Museum of Fine Arts , MUBAG. Joaquín Sáez Vidal, 2001. ISBN 84-87032-72-9

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