Casimiro Sainz y Saiz (1853 – 1898), Spanish Artist. Beautiful Landscape Painting
Casimiro Sainz y Saiz (1853-1898). Spanish Painter (2). Portraits
Casimiro Sainz y Saiz was a Spanish painter, noted for his landscapes and interior scenes.
He was the last of ten children in the family of a veterinarian, his mother died of cholera soon after Casimiro's birth.
At the age of 13 he was sent to Madrid to work in the grocery store of his brother and to take the drawing lessons. In a few years he received a grant from the Diputación de Santander to continue his education in Madrid at the School of Fine Arts of San Fernando, with Palmaroli Vicente and Carlos de Haes among other of his professors.
Between 1875 and 1881 the artist lived in Madrid, Toledo, Avila and Segovia. In the summer of 1878 the signs of mental illness started showing and he had to return home to Matamoros in hope to recover. There he painted many of his famous landscapes.
Casimiro returned to Madrid in 1884 and participated in the Exhibition of the Society of Writers and Artists with good reviews. In 1890 the painter entered the mental institution, later the County Council gave him a pension to pay for the stay at the sanatorium as he couldn't work. He died of purulent infection in his leg.