Carlos Verger Fioretti
Carlos Verger Fioretti was a Spanish painter, perhaps better known for his engravings and poster design. His work was foundational to the formation of the modern Spanish school of art. He was born in Paris in 1872 and trained in Madrid at the San Fernando School of Fine Arts, where Ricardo Los Ríos mentored him. Carlos Verger Fioretti enjoyed a moderately successful career, becoming an assistant professor at the School of Arts and Crafts in Madrid in 1910. He eventually became the chair of Intaglio Engraving at the San Fernando School of Fine Arts. As one of the final engravers who sought to reproduce paintings, Verger often captured scenes of contemporary life, working mainly in genre painting and portraiture. Carlos Verger Fioretti was one of the last engravers who sought to reproduce paintings. He died in 1929.