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Horacio Lengo Martinez


Horacio Lengo Martinez, an eccentric and rather unstable painter who eventually committed suicide, was born in the Plaza de San Miguel in Torremolinos in 1838.

He was the father of Clara Lengo - an artist who gained considerably fame in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries - and uncle of famed cartoonists, Tomás and Francisco Sancha Lengo.

Horacio became part of the bourgeoisie artistic scene in Malaga, presenting his works at several national exhibitions in Spain, before heading to Paris, where he participated in the exhibitions of 1875 and 1876. He was a prolific painter who gained considerable recognition during the second half of the nineteenth century, earning the pseudonym of 'Painter of the Doves', due to his fondness of painting them.

Living in Andalucia