Salvador Maron makes a mark in Marbella – The Rothschild’s portrait

Here is Maron with Marie Helene Guy-de-Rotschild both in person and immortalized on canvas. He was introduced to her by a lady friend Florence Shoeler that he met during his last winter stay in Canary Islands, Florence and Marie Helene were very close.

Above you see the drawing of the patio.

This article came out in the “Pueblo Newspaper”…

Below an article in HOLA! (HELLO!) magazine

Here is the English translation

The barons de Rothschild have also chosen the Costa del Sol for summer.
Several months ago their arrival had been announced, some details are missing in the chalet they acquired during the winter and it has been prince of Hohenlohe, pioneer of the Coast and main tourist attraction, that took care himself to find the  appropriate villa and is handling the necessary arrangements. Prince Max, Alfonso’s father, was Hohenlohe agent who arranged the buying of the property. One of the improvements made in the building figures a splendid swimming pool with a natural waterfall, whose works are yet to be finalized.

The Baroness de Rothschild has quickly made friends among the vacationers settled in Marbella; and not only among aristocrats and millionaires. Her best friends are writers, singers, characters somewhat bohemian whose life has attracted her from the beginning.

Among her friends of everyday day figures a young painter, Salvador Maron, from Canary Islands, who since some months has established his headquarters in Marbella. With only eighteen years, he has achieved to be placed in a leading position among the Spanish portrait painters.
  When Salvador Maron met the Baroness de Rothschild he strongly urged her to make a portrait. And he has. Every afternoon, promptly,the baroness moves to the home the young painter shares with a remarkable writer Juan de Prat-Gay, who was director of the Piccolo Teatro of Milan, and consecrates a few hours of her time to pose for the artist.

In the painting, on a pastel blue background, there is the figure of the Baroness de Rothchild wearing a striped mini skirt dress. The painting comes out of nowhere and ends with the blonde hair of the illustrious lady surrounded by the bluish background.
After several poses, the painting has been completed. The baroness approached the house of the painter to judge the work. She was accompanied by the Baron de Redé, owner of Hotel Saint Louis, one of the most famous Renaissance palaces of Paris, and the writer Prat Gay. For a long time they discussed the likeness of the portrait with its owner. Finally the opinion of the artist prevailed. And the portrait stays just as it can be seen in the picture.

CANDIDE (French magazine)

English translation

The last portrait of Baroness Guy de Rothschild will be signed by a young painter still unknown in France, but soon will be talked about. Salvador Maron, a native of the Canary Islands rarely wears a shirt and never  shoes, paints when he wants and not for everyone, gets paid very expensive or not at all depending on his mood. His extravagance does not stop at being regarded by art critics as one of Madrid’s strongest hopes for the new figurative painting in Spain. The portraitist of the Baroness de Rothschild was discovered by the former director of the Piccolo Teatro of Milan, Juan de Prat-Gay. He is 18.

That August Pepe Moreno offered an exhibition to Maron in Marbella where this portrait was featured. Pepe Moreno (the club) was also an important landmark for socialites, many kings, princess, designers and everyone who was anyone would make a point to go to this venue to unwind and party. I found a little excerpt on Google that describes a bit of this club…

“By the latter half of the 1960s, Marbella was a fully accredited pit stop on the international circuit, which chimed perfectly with the hedonism of the swinging decade. Jean-Pierre Martel, now Marbella’s leading interior designer, first visited the resort as a child in the 1950s, when there had been nothing between Marbella and the next town of San Pedro but olive groves and the Marbella Club. He returned in 1967 and remembers an enclave of sybaritic chic. “I stayed at La Fonda – it was the place to be at the time,” remembers Martel. “There was Pepe Moreno, a nightclub that was very much like the chill-out lounge-style discothèques of today, but with a library, fireplace and an olive tree in the middle of the dance floor.”

This was the invitation to such exhibition…

Here I show you #26 Bianca Hernandez

Here is #33, the interior. This is the interior of the apartment he rented which belonged to Jimmy Caffrey, a renowned interior decorator.

Finally I will self indulge here and show you a self portrait he did which is endearing to me because it resembles my son, who’s  middle name is Salvador :)

Can you see it?? of course you can!

this is a portrait of my son that Maron did.


I leave you with this for now and until next time…

7 Thoughts on “Salvador Maron makes a mark in Marbella – The Rothschild’s portrait

  1. salvador maron on March 6, 2011 at 7:15 am said:

    Your dad is very proud of you… Courage and forward… Pa

  2. Ale, you’re doing such a wonderful job documenting pa’s career! Thank you!

    The Pilgrim recently posted..Le Scandale

  3. DaShaun M. Gaines on March 7, 2011 at 10:44 pm said:

    WOW ! What a journey ! Good stuff….

  4. willy van Rooy on March 8, 2011 at 6:55 am said:

    It’s going good, you are doing a great job and like Pa says courageously forward..

  5. Christer Oleby on June 10, 2012 at 9:15 am said:

    Can I get some recent information about Salvador Maron, please.
    Christer Oleby

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