Carlos Sáenz de Tejada
Carlos Sáenz de Tejada. Carlos was a Spanish artist who began learning art in Oran in 1908 under the supervision of Alicante painter Daniel Cortés. He studied at Madrid’s School for the Promotion of Arts with masters José María López Mezquita and Fernando Álvarez de Sotomayor, opening his first exhibition during a summer visit to Oran in 1911. As an extremely versatile artist, Carlos also trained at the San Fernando School of Painting, Sculpture and Engraving since 1916 and obtained a scholarship from Residencia de El Paular in 1920. During this time, he continued his studies as an artist until his move to Paris in 1926, where he lived intermittently until 1935. Within the span of that decade, Carlos honed his skills as a fashion artist and eventually becoming a highly sought after figure working for magazines such as “Femina”, “Vogue”, “Jardins des Modes”, and “Harper’s Bazaar”.