Picasso and Dali were perhaps two of Spain's most famous expats who developed their careers in Paris. Check out three other Spanish artists who made Paris their home.

Francisco Bores (Madrid 1898 - Paris 1972)

blog.php-908 Francisco Bores, Mujeres delante del tocador, 1933

Francisco Bores was a Spanish artist who joined the bohemian Paris set in the early 20th century. In 1927, he held his first exhibition in the city. This work, Mujeres delante del tocador, 1933 was once exhibited at the Vavin-Raspail Galerie de Paris, later in the Collection Max Eichenberger of Switzerland in 1988, before being sold at Christie's where it has remained in a private collection until now.

The move to Paris proved to be a triumph for Bores. He was part of the the second wave of Spanish artists who arrived in Paris in the 1920s, which included Picasso.

Óscar Domínguez (La Laguna (Tenerife) 1906 - Paris 1957)

Mujeres en el balcón, ca.1947 Óscar Domínguez, Mujeres en el balcón, ca.1947

Surreaist painter Óscar Domínguez began his career as a publicist in Paris in 1932. That very year, he held his first exhibition at the Fine Arts of Tenerife where his work continued to be exhibited. His heart remained in Paris, as he took residence at the Montparnasse district of Paris until his death.

Emili Grau i Sala (Barcelona 1911-1975) 

Deauville, 1959 Emili Grau i Sala, Deauville, 1959

Emili Grau i Sala was a Catalan painter who developed his career in Paris, where cubism, surrealism, impressionism and fauvism all influenced his works. Before moving to Paris in 1932, Sala studied at the Fine Art Academy of Barcelona.

All works featured will be part of Ansorena's sale on 3rd-5th November. Check out the full catalogue here.

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