The Dutch artist Joseph Teixeira de Mattos (1892-1971) was born in Amsterdam, from a Jewish family of Portuguese origins. Under the influence of his fellow artists Jan Toorop and Jessurun de Mesquita, Teixeira became particularly interested in drawing, media that he thought had been neglected by the Impressionists. Moving to Paris in 1938, and especially a trip to Spain of 1953, made of Teixeira de Mattos an independent artist. At every trip to Spain that he took, the artist returned to Paris with a portfolio full of new inspiring drawings. This drawing records one of the artist's favorite holiday destinations.
José Teixeira de Mattos initially attracted many self-portraits, including his brother and their parents have represented several times. He also drew many urban landscapes, but his passion was for drawing. Therefore, Artis immortalize regularly visited. models are as natural as possible in 1927 became a member of the Bridge of artists and in 1934 also independents and Arti et Amicitiae. In this way became more in touch with their colleagues and it might bring out your best work. Much of his work is part of the permanent collection of the Teyler Museum in Haarlem.