Julio César Arraga
Morales was born in Maracaibo,
July 31, 1872.
At an early age, Julio demonstrated an ability to absorb the beauty
of his surroundings during a unique era and to infuse those images
with permanence by capturing them on canvas.
The artist received
his education in the schools of plastic arts of
greater part of Julio Arraga’s body of work reflects the
Maracaibo of the early
1900s, and his affinity for the ever-changing nature of his homeland
during this time is evident by the versatility of his work.
experimented with new styles and techniques, applying them to
portraits, self-portraits, landscapes and scene of daily life in
Julio Arraga married
María Dolores Zuleta in Maracaibo. Their six children, Camelia
Blanca, Aura del Campo, Celia Angela, Violeta de los Angeles, Tito
Angel and Julio Cesar, inherited and
promoted his work.
Today, Tito Angel and
Violeta de los Angeles
along with the artist’s grandchildren, have the honor of owning and
displaying many of Julio Arraga’s paintings.
It is believed that
many paintings of the artist are in other countries, especially in
The book titled “Julio
Arraga” by Juan Calzadilla, 1972, shows more detail about the artist
and his work.
Lovingly dedicated to
my grandfather, Julio Arraga, whose life inspired me to pursue my
dreams, and whose artistic legacy has filled me with pride and
created within me a delight in the sensibilities of beauty and
Violeta Pasquarelli Arraga de
on canvas 27 x 21 cm, 1917
Violeta Pasquarelli A. de Gascon,