López Júlvez, Pilar

Pilar López Júlvez

Spanish dancer and choreographer, sister of Encarnación López Júlvez, La Argentinita. She spent her childhood in Madrid. She learned piano and solfège and met important flamenco figures at a very young age. At the age of eleven she began her career independently, reaping success in theaters such as the Romea, La Latina and the Teatro […]

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López Júlvez, Encarnación (La Argentinita)

Encarnación López Júlvez, La Argentinita

Dancer, choreographer, Spanish and flamenco dancer and singer. Friend and collaborator of Federico García Lorca, she recorded with him five gramophone records in 1931, Collection of Old Popular Songs, accompanied on the piano by Federico himself. Her parents, Spanish immigrants, interrupted their stay in Argentina in 1901, when she was only three years old, because […]

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Llanos Medina, Emilia

Emilia Llanos

Friend of Federico García Lorca and other artists and intellectuals of the early twentieth century in Granada. She was linked to El Rinconcillo. She was a woman with a fondness for reading, with intellectual and artistic concerns and interest in antiques. All this, together with her beauty, made her a magnetic and fascinating character. She […]

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Lanz González, Hermenegildo

Hermenegildo Lanz

Spanish drawing teacher, painter, engraver, set designer, puppet maker, designer and photographer. Friend of Federico García Lorca, Manuel de Falla and Manuel Ángeles Ortiz, among other artists from Granada who were regulars at El Rinconcillo.. He was born in Seville, but the work of his father (a cook who rented and managed hotels) took him […]

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Jiménez Mantecón, Juan Ramón

Juan Ramón Jiménez

Spanish poet, winner of the Nobel Prize in 1956, one of the representatives of the current of pure poetry, included by critics within the literary Noucentisme of the early twentieth century. Closely linked to the Residencia de Estudiantes (Students’ Residence), he was a teacher of the young poets of the Generation of ’27. He became […]

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Guillén Álvarez, Jorge

Jorge Guillén Álvarez

Spanish poet and literary critic. He was part of the Generation of ’27 along with Federico García Lorca, Rafael Alberti, Pedro Salinas, Gerardo Diego, Concha Méndez, Manuel Altolaguirre, Emilio Prados, etc. With García Lorca he maintained a close friendship since the years of the Residencia de Estudiantes (Students’ Residence), which his correspondence shows. Although Jorge […]

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González Quesada, Juan Cristóbal

Juan Cristóbal González Quesada

Spanish sculptor of the early twentieth century. He was a member of the tertulia of El Rinconcillo at the Café Alameda with many of the intellectuals and artists of Granada at that time: Francisco and Federico García Lorca, Manuel de Falla, Hermenegildo Lanz, Manuel Ángeles Ortiz, José Mora Guarnido, etc. He was the sculptor of […]

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González de la Serna, Ismael

Ismael González de la Serna

Spanish painter from the first half of the twentieth century, cultivator of the artistic avant-garde. He was thousgth to be involved in cubism, expressionism, surrealism and abstract art. However, he never stayed in any of the isms, he took from them what best suited his work and continued to investigate new paths. In the first […]

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Gómez Arboleya, Enrique

Spanish jurist, professor of Philosophy of Law at the University of Granada since 1941 and later of Sociology at the Faculty of Political Science in Madrid. He lived in Granada at the beginning of the 20th century where he met at the tertulia of El Rinconcillo, Fernando de los Ríos, Manuel de Falla (of which […]

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García-Valdecasas and García-Valdecasas, Alfonso

Alfonso García-Valdecasas

Professor of Civil Law, Spanish lawyer and politician. He was born in Montefrío. His father and brother were also professors of civil law in Granada. He was a friend of Federico García Lorca, somewhat younger than him. He belonged to the group of El Rinconcillo at the Café Alameda. He was one of the university […]

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García Labella, Joaquín

Spanish politician, jurist and university professor. Member of the El Rinconcillo at the Café Alameda in the early twentieth century. In it he met other personalities from the world of culture in Granada such as Francisco and Federico García Lorca, Manuel de Falla, José and Manuel Fernández-Montesinos, Hermenegildo Lanz, Manuel Ángeles Ortiz, etc. In La […]

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García Gómez, Emilio

Emilio García Gómez

Philologist, Arabist, translator, academic of language and history, 1992 Prince of Asturias Award for Communication and Humanities… With his Arabic-Andalusian poems he greatly influenced the poetry of the Generation of ’27 and, above all, that of Federico García Lorca with whom he shared a friendship. In 1930, he was awarded the chair of Arabic Language […]

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Gallego Burín, Antonio

Antonio Gallego Burín. Photo: Ideal

Art historian, university professor, writer and Spanish politician. Best known for having been mayor of Granada after the military uprising of 1936. He was for a time a close friend of Federico García Lorca. He belonged to the El Rinconcillo tertulia of the Café Alameda in the early twentieth century. There he met personalities of […]

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Falla Matheu, María del Carmen

Daughter of the married couple José María Falla y Franco and María de Jesús Matheu y Zavala, sister of Manuel (1876-1946) and Germán de Falla y Matheu (1889-1959). She accompanied the composer throughout his life, supporting and helping him, especially since the death of his parents in 1919. The siblings, Manuel and María del Carmen, […]

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Falla Matheu, Manuel de

Mauel de Falla at his home in Antequeruela Street.

One of the most important Spanish composers of the first half of the 20th century and one of the great innovators of European music at the beginning of the century. Friend and teacher of Federico García Lorca since the musician moved to Granada in 1920. At that time the rapport between the two was “very […]

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Dalí and Doménech, Anna Maria

Anna María Dalí

Youngest daughter of Felipa Domènech and Salvador Dalí. Sister of Salvador Dalí, whom she modeled for in several of his paintings, and friend of some of his friends, such as Federico García Lorca, with whom she maintained a close friendship, as is shown by her correspondence donated to the Lorca Study Center. In the missives […]

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Dalí and Doménech, Salvador

Salvador Dalí

Spanish avant-garde painter, one of the leading representatives of surrealism. He had been a friend of Federico García Lorca’s since they met at the Residencia de Estudiantes (Students’ Residence). They maintained a close friendship and brought their aesthetic theories closer between 1925 and 1926, although from 1928 onwards they disagreed and their relationship dwindled to […]

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Camprubí Aymar, Zenobia

Zenobia Camprubí

Spanish writer and translator, wife of the poet and Nobel Prize winner Juan Ramón Jiménez whom she met at the Residencia de Estudiantes (Students’ Residence) in 1913 and married in 1916. Also at the Residencia she met Federico García Lorca, with whom the couple took a trip to Granada in the summer of 1924 which, decades […]

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Blanco-Amor, Eduardo

Eduardo Blanco Amor

Galician writer and journalist trained in Argentina. He met Federico García Lorca in 1933, through their common friend Ernesto Guerra da Cal. He was his friend and editor of one of the last books published during his lifetime, Six Galician Poems. At a very young age he began working as a journalist for Galician newspapers […]

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Barrios Tamayo, Antonio (El Polinario)

Antonio Barrios, 'El Polinario'

Guitarist, singer, art collector, amateur painter and owner of the tavern El Polinario which, for several decades, was the meeting point of prestigious musicologists, composers and young creators who had swarmed the cultural taverns of Granada since the late nineteenth century. He was the father of Ángel Barrios, a composer and guitarist from Granada who […]

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Barrios Fernández, Ángel

Portrait of Angel Barrios, by Manuel Angeles Ortiz.

Spanish composer and guitarist, friend of Federico García Lorca and companion of tertulias in El Rinconcillo and El Polinario tavern. His father, Antonio Barrios Tamayo, nicknamed El Polinario, was also a famous flamenco guitarist and singer, a great friend of Manuel de Falla and of the El Rinconcillo fellow members who frequently went to his […]

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Bárcena, Catalina

Catalina Bárcena

Catalina de la Cotera París Bárcena was a Spanish actress who, along with Margarita Xirgu and María Guerrero, formed part of the most important group of performers in the history of Spanish theater in the first half of the 20th century. After the Civil War she went into exile in several countries and did not […]

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Ayala García-Duarte, Francisco

Francisco Ayala. Photo: Francisco Ayala Foundation.

Spanish writer born in Granada who excelled in all literary genres except poetry (he only wrote one poem in his life). He was the author of short stories and novels, essayist, translator and press correspondent. During his long life he worked in Europe and America as a jurist and sociologist. He joined the Royal Academy […]

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Ángeles Ortiz, Manuel

Manuel Ángeles Ortiz

Spanish painter, set designer and ceramist of the Generation of ’27. Although born in Jaén, he had lived in Granada from the age of three and he started to form his aesthetic principles in this city. As a friend of Federico García Lorca, he shared with him and other intellectuals of the time the tertulia […]

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Aladrén Perojo, Emilio

Emilio Aladrén

Spanish sculptor known not so much for his work as for the love affair he had with Federico García Lorca during 1927 and 1928, although they already knew each other in 1925 at least. His father was a military man from Zaragoza, Ángel Aladrén Guedes, and his mother, an Austrian born in Vienna, Carmen Perojo […]

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