Mauricio Kaperotxipi Flores [1901-1997]
Still life with fish, ca.1920s
Oil on canvas | Carved wood frame with gold paint
13 x 16-1/4 inches [unframed] | 17-1/2 x 21 inches [framed]
Mauricio Kaperotxipi Flores (b Zarauz, Guipuzcoa Province, Basque, Spain 1901- 1997) was a Spanish born Argentine painter, writer and traveler. He studied painting in Madrid under José María López Mezquita (1883 – 1954). After his studies, he traveled extensively throughout the world including Italy, Holland, Belgium, and France, and finally settling in Argentina. Argentina is where he had his earliest success and remained until 1974 when he returned to Zarauz (Basque, Spain).
As a writer, he carried out various publications on argentine artists. His works can be seen at the The Álava Museum of Fine Art (a museum dedicated to Basque art), Museum of San Telmo, and The National Museum of Fine Arts (MNBA) among others.