His Life

Miguel Jaume y Bosch lived most of his life in Montevideo, Uruguay. He was born in 1844 in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, and there he studied at the “Academia de Bellas Artes”. In 1871 arrived to Montevideo where he lived until his death in May 18th. 1900. He was married to Maria Teresa Bernat.

He was an Art teacher, and a journalist for the local Montevideo newspaper “El Hispano Uruguayo”.

In Uruguay he opened an art Studio where he became the teacher of several local painters, among others Pedro Blanes Viale, whom he called “el Pintor de Olivos”. He actively participated in several cultural activities in Montevideo, where he acted as the secretary of Jose Pedro Varela who was the author of the 1877 Law Of Common Education. In addition he was the president of a local institution organized to help jobless immigrants from the Balearic Islands. Many of his paintings portrait human types from Montevideo, which gives an insight of the looks both from the people and the streets back in the second part of 19th Century, therefore the historical value of his work.

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