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Born: 1942; Spain
Marisa Mallol was born in Alcoy, Alicante, Spain in 1942. At the age of thirteen Mallol began her first studies of painting at La Escuela de Artes y Oficios in Alcoy. After completing these studies Mallol began working in the studio and studying the techniques of the great landscape artist Daniel Pastor from Alcoy, as well as other artists. Three years of studying artistic drawing followed at the Escuela Industrial de Alcoy, under the teaching of the master Mario Candela, another painter in Alcoy.
With a passion for painting and a love for challenge, Mallol has continued to search out new subjects. Because of her talent and desire, she has been able to encompass many themes in her paintings. Mallol’s favored subject matter remains to be ballerinas, who are favored for their elegance, beauty and the whimsical tutus they wear. These come together to offer a subject that is simplified, innocent and harmonious.
In fact, Mallol creates several themes of elegant women. This includes elegant nude portraits and serene ladies strolling near an ocean. Mallol finds that the gentleness of a woman’s characteristics is the motivation of these subjects. Most recently, Mallol has begun creating realistic still life paintings with fruit, flowers and glass objects. These paintings are of sophisticated subjects that are created with delicate and decisive brush strokes that pull the viewer into a world of realism.