Genaro Lahuerta (Valencia, 1905 - 1985) studied at the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Carlos [Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Carlos]. In 1928 he presented his work at the Primera manifestación valenciana de arte joven [First Valencian Exhibition of Young Art]. His style, close to the artistic avant-garde, combined aspects characteristic of Cubism (geometric shapes, color planes), with a timid Expressionist tendency. Another influence was Italian Quattrocento painting, prompting Lahuerta to portray popular subjects with a careful outline and pale colors.
After the Spanish Civil War, Lahuerta drifted toward a style close to that of Joaquín Sorolla. He applied thick brushstrokes to a wide range of themes linked to his native landscape: fields, mountains, and beach scenes from Valencia and Alicante. In 1953, a grant to study in the Spanish Western Sahara led him to encounter a new landscape he addressed through chromatic saturation and a return to the visual language of the Cubists and Fauves, particularly when representing the human figure. He also painted popular scenes with a great sense of intimacy, in the manner of the Nabi aesthetic.