(Caracas 1887 - 1974)
Salas (Británico Antonio Salas Díaz) is most known as painter
of historical topics, although he was a talended landscaper as well. He
is one of the artistst who contributed to development of modern art in
Venezuela since 1900.
In 1911 he painted Triptich of Simon Bolivar, which is currently in the
Federal Palace in Caracas. During the second decade of the XX century
he painted among other works, La emigración a Oriente,
El matrimonio de Bolívar y María Teresa, La
expedición de los Cayos and El terremoto de 1812.
In 1931 he finished his work in tje Bolivar's house and in 1931 he was
commissioned to the National Pantheon, ended in 1942.