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Pons-Sorolla, Blanca

Blanca Pons-Sorolla, great-granddaughter of Joaquín Sorolla, is an independent researcher of the artist’s oeuvre and has been working on his catalogue raisonné for many years. She was co-curator and documentalist of the exhibition Joaquín Sorolla (1863-1923) (Madrid, 2009), held at the Prado Museum, and curator of Sorolla and America (Dallas, San Diego, Madrid, 2013-14)shown at the Meadows Museum, the San Diego Museum of  Art, and the Fundación MAPFRE, where it was titled Sorolla y Estados Unidos. She is the author of the most comprehensive biography of the  painter’s work, Joaquín Sorolla. Vida y obra (2001), Joaquín Sorolla (1963-1923) (2005), and Sorolla Masterworks (2012). She also published in collaboration with other authors Epistolarios de Joaquín Sorolla, II and III (2008 and 2009). She is a trustee of the Fundación Museo Sorolla and chairs its Standing Committee. In 1992 she was decorated by His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustav of Sweden for her work carried out until then on Sorolla. In 2009 she received the Sorolla Medal from The Hispanic Society of America (New York).

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