The death of Dionisio Alvarez Cueto

Posted by rpardo on 07 Jan 2009, 19:21

I am sad to announce that Dionisio Álvarez Cueto died (january 6) in Madrid (Spain). He was 44 years old. Dionisio was an artist who specialized in the Peninsular War and Spanish uniforms in particular.
Along with Miguel Angel Martin Mas he founded the Editorial "Las cuatro plumas" (The four feathers); publishing "Madrid 1808. The 2nd of May for everybody". His military illustrations gave life to more than a dozen of books and numerous articles in national and foreign specialized magazines.
He will be missed
See some samples of his peculiar and unmistakable style.


User avatar
rpardo  Spain
Posts: 458
Member since:
15 Oct 2007, 16:23

Posted by Susofrick on 08 Jan 2009, 08:51

It is sad when people die. And with an artist of this quality it is a great loss. He wasn't old, was it a disease or something else? Doesn't matter, he's gone and the world will have to go on without him. Great paintings, by the way.
User avatar
Susofrick  Sweden
Supporting Member (Gold) Supporting Member (Gold)
Silver Brush winner
Posts: 6020
Member since:
19 Feb 2008, 12:10

Posted by Adam on 08 Jan 2009, 10:00

You have said it all guys. I can't say I have heard of him especially, but doubtless I have seen his paintings in many books during my pursuit of my hobby. A sad loss, the top pictures is just the sort of thing I used to pore over when I was a kid, examining every minuite detail... and in truth, still do now.
User avatar
Adam  United Kingdom
Posts: 781
Member since:
08 Oct 2007, 20:44

Return to General