Hipólito Canal Ripoll
Period: Early Republic
Isabel Maria Valley in Pinar del Rio
Valle de Isabel María, Pinar del Río, 1934
oil on canvas
39 1/2 x 48 inches
Hipólito Canal Ripoll (1892 – 1969) was born in Havana, Cuba and studied at one of its most prestigious art schools, the San Alejandro Academy. He developed preferentially the landscape genre and from 1919 until 1926 he exhibited at the Annual Salons of Fine Arts, sponsored by the Association of Painters and Sculptors. In 1928 this organization presented his first personal exhibition and in 1936, on March 6, the Lyceum of Havana was the venue for his second personal exhibit, Cuban Landscapes. That same year he also exhibited at the Spanish Casino of Havana. In 1940, he achieved the distinction of being included in the important group exhibit, Trescientos Años de Arte en Cuba (Three Hundred Years of Art in Cuba), at the University of Havana, where his work Paisaje is documented, listed as number 256.
Canal Ripoll’s artistic career continued to develop and in 1954 he was featured among the group of Cubans exhibiting in the second Hispanic American Biennial of Art, at the Palace of Fine Arts, in Havana, where he presented the work Río San Cristóbal. On June 24, 1969, the painter died in Cojímar, Cuba.