Eduardo Sívori was an argentinean painter considered the introducer and greatest exponent of pictorial realism in the country.
He was born on October 13, 1847 in Buenos Aires.
The son of wealthy Genoese merchants, he knows art for his travels through museums in Europe, but although he had a very early vocation, it was only at 27 that he was able to launch his artistic career in Paris, where he lived between 1873 and 1876.
Back in Buenos Aires, he continued his studies with José Aguyari, Francesco Romero and Ernesto Charton de Treville.
He was one of the founders of the Stimulus Society of Fine Arts of Buenos Aires, a direct antecedent of the National Academy of Fine Arts.
In 1882 he returned to Paris, where he took classes with Jean-Paul Laurens.
His visit to the workshops of important painters in Paris and the knowledge of the Impressionists, helped to decide the evolution of his vision and his technique, although he did not adopt the aesthetics and procedures of the latter.
Definitively in Argentina, it gradually turned to the theme of the Pampean landscape, and is remembered for being one of the first artists to introduce the technique of engraving.
An artist of a vast work, in his later years his painting becomes more luminous and departs from the naturalistic character of its beginnings.
He was a teacher for many years and in 1905, being of the Stimulus Society of Fine Arts of Buenos Aires, organizes the transfer of the School of Fine Arts to the national state.
Sívori continues to paint until his death, which occurred in 1918.