As the title says, Sergiros Sr., the artist’s father, is the main character of the late Vincent Van Gogh’s Only Way painting. In fact, Vincent Van Gogh made this famous painting as a testament to the passion he had for the arts; the dedication he had for showing the work to people and the success it had led to. For this, he paid forty thousand francs which is about the equivalent of today’s $5000. The painting also includes an image that is thought to be his only original drawing and is called, “The Starry Night”.
When the son of the painter died, his paintings were taken over by his brother Joaquim. After the death of his brother, Joaquim took over the work but not before creating a number of alterations that were made to the paintings. It was at this point that Sergiros Sr. saw the problems that his sons were facing with their paintings and decided that he would give his father the same respect he had given to his brother. He felt that this was the only way to keep his father happy and continue working on his painting. He did however, receive only one percent of the profits from the paintings because he felt that the profit loss was caused by a lack of work by his sons.
Because of this, Sergiros Sr., decided to devote his life to the study of art. He spent almost twenty years at the University of Louvain studying painting under the tutelage of Paul Gauguin and Camille Ponty. During this time, he received only a limited amount of education in painting. However, the lessons that he learned there shaped him into the man that would become known as a true artist.
When he graduated in 1924, he was able to work as an assistant to the well-known artist August Belanch. However, he soon decided that he wanted to take control of his own life and pursue his own artistic dreams. In order to do this, he had to earn a degree. This led him to spend the next several years traveling and studying abroad. Finally, he received his degree and became an apprentice to the famous artist Pablo Picasso.
During this time he worked with Picasso and several other Spanish artists including Frida Goya. As a result of these studies, Sergiros Sr., also became very skilled at the brush. During this time he was called upon by the Spanish government to paint buildings for the government. This experience would prove to be invaluable to him in his later years.
In the early days, Sergiros Sr. focused primarily on working with the residential painting business in Barcelona. However, in no time he was asked to paint church buildings, government buildings, and commercial buildings in Madrid. All of this work resulted in some of the finest artwork of the period.
Later in his career he was asked to contribute pieces to the New York Art Fair, an annual exhibition of art and culture in the Big Apple. This was to prove to be a very important event for both him and for the art world. In the course of his work at this fair he metamorphosed into the talented artist that we know today.
Today, Sergiros is recognized throughout the world for his magnificent oil paintings and sculptures. His artistic talents continue to be sought after. In fact, many collectors desire to collect pieces of his work. Because of this, his reputation as an artist has transcended borders.
Many of his oil works can still be viewed around the world. Some of these can even be seen in the prestigious museums of Paris and Rome. But the work of Sergiros Sr. is not only limited to the realm of fine art. In fact, he is known for his practical approach to his art as well. He has worked with some of the most prestigious companies in the world, including Coca-Cola and McDonald’s.
It was around the year 2021 that the world discovered the true story of the life and works of Sergiros Sr. His painting, entitled The Singing Butler, received the Turner Prize that year. The following year, the renowned art dealer, Paul Durand-Ruel, bought the painting for an unknown buyer. After having it appraised in the Sotheby’s in London, the buyer was shocked at the value of the painting. The total value of the work was approximately one hundred thousand dollars. In the past decade, this painting has been displayed at the Musee des Beaux-arts in Paris and the Saachi Museum in Tokyo.
This is just a small sampling of the work that Sergiros Sr. has produced over his lifetime. It is safe to say that The Singing Butler will continue to remain in the hearts of many collectors around the world for many years to come. In my opinion, there is very little doubt as to the greatness of this painting. In fact, I would even go as far as to call it a modern day miracle. There is little doubt that The Singing Butler belongs in the category of the great artists that have left their mark on the world.