The National Gallery announces appointment of the CEEH Curatorial Fellow
Daniel Sobrino Ralston, a doctoral candidate at Columbia University, specializes in the art and visual culture of nineteenth-century Spain. His dissertation considers Mariano Fortuny and other prominent Spanish painters at work in Paris and Rome in the 1860s and 1870s, analyzing how they interacted with, modified, and subtly subverted the art and expectations of their French contemporaries. During a fellowship at the Meadows Museum, he curated Sorolla in the Studio, an exhibition that explored the working methods of Joaquín Sorolla and centred on his Female Nude, a large-scale painting that pays homage to The Rokeby Venus. Sobrino Ralston has also published in several catalogues and contributed to collection research on Spanish paintings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Hispanic Society of America. He received his BA in Art History and Spanish from the University of British Columbia. His work has been supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Doctoral Fellowship (2017–2018), the Meadows Curatorial Fellowship (2018–2019), and a research grant from the Casa de Velázquez (2021).