Sorolla in the Huntington's collection. From “Afternoon Sun” to “Ayamonte”, Lecture by Blanca Pons-Sorolla.
This event is part of a small series organized for the opening of the exhibition “The Treasures of the Hispanic Society of America. Visions of the Hispanic world” at the Prado Museum. The cycle began with a talk by Dr. McQuade, Deputy Director of the Hispanic Society of America, continued with the premiere of the documentary "Sorolla, los viaje de la luz" by Sonia Tercero and is completed with this talk by Blanca Pons-Sorolla.
In addition to the International Institute and American Space, the Association of Friends of The Hispanic Society of America and the Sorolla Museum have participated in the organization of the cycle, and it has been sponsored by the US Embassy.
Blanca Pons Sorolla, great-granddaughter of Joaquín Sorolla, is an independent researcher of his work and has been working for many years on the artist's catalog raisonné. She has been assistant curator and documentary maker of the Joaquín Sorolla (1863-1923) exhibition (Madrid, 2009), held at the Prado Museum, and curator of Sorolla and America (Dallas, San Diego and Madrid, 2013-2014), held at the Meadows Museum, the San Diego Museum of Art and Fundación MAPFRE, in the latter venue under the title Sorolla y Estados Unidos. She is the author of the most complete biography of the painter, Joaquín Sorolla. Life and work (2001), by Joaquín Sorolla (1863-1923) (2005) and Sorolla Masterwoks, (2012). In addition, she has published in collaboration with other authors the Letters of Joaquín Sorolla, II and III (2008 and 2009, respectively). She is patron of the Sorolla Museum Foundation and president of its Permanent Commission. In 1992 she was decorated by Carl Gustaf XVI of Sweden for her activity on the painter, and in 2009 she received the Sorolla Medal from the Hispanic Society of America (New York). Source: www.ceeh.es/autor/pons-sorolla-blanca/
In the image: Joaquín Sorolla at the entrance of the Hispanic Society of America, New York (1909). Archive The Hispanic Society of America