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Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida

Sorolla y Bastida, Joaquín (hwäkēnˈ sōrōˈlyä ē bästēˈħä) [key], 1863–1923, Spanish painter, b. Valencia. He is noted for his large landscapes in full, glowing sunlight, painted in strong color and in a bold, fluent style. Sorolla's best-known works include Beaching the Boat (Hispanic Society, New York City) and The Swimmers (Metropolitan Mus.).

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