Rosario Weiss, the painter with Jewish roots who learned from Goya

Article publié le 31 March 2021

Daughter of Isidoro Weiss, of German Jewish origin, and Leocadia Zorrilla, Rosario Weiss experienced the separation from her parents at an early age. His mother’s search for financial independence led him to start working as a housekeeper for Francisco de Goya, gaining a close personal relationship thanks to which the famous painter began to teach his daughter Rosario.

In this conference, organized jointly with the Lázaro Galdiano Museum, we will delve into the life of Rosario Weiss and delve into her pictorial quality as well as her mastery of his strokes. In addition, we will walk through a life that led to a piece of well-deserved recognition within an art world dominated mainly by men. We will do it with the help of Carlos Sánchez, Museum Assistant of the Lázaro Galdiano Museum and curator of the exhibition that was organized in 2018 around the figure of Rosario Weiss, and Carmen Álvarez, director of the Sephardic Museum of Toledo.