Enrique Senís-Oliver, born in Valencia, Spain, in 1935, cultivated his interest in art from childhood at the Marist Brothers School. He studied anatomy at the San Fernando School of Fine Arts in Madrid, which helped shape his future works. In 1957, he devoted himself exclusively to the arts and traveled to Paris, where he realized that the French capital was not the ideal place to launch his career. Senís-Oliver then traveled to Switzerland and painted his first serious portrait of Elvia Lefebre, the Ambassador of Panama in Bern, followed by others in Brussels, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, and Rome. In Athens, where he lived for a year, he painted portraits of Aristotle Onassis, among other shipping industry executives and their families, including Prime Minister Konstantinos Karamanlis.

In 1961, Senís-Oliver settled in New York, established himself as a neorealist painter, and exhibited in the city's top art galleries. He designed the interior and created a mural for a new ballet theater at the prestigious Lincoln Center in New York in 1972, which took him almost two years to complete. In the winter of 1973, the wife of the President of the United States, Mrs. Betty Ford, inaugurated the theater. After receiving excellent reviews for the design and mural, Senís-Oliver became a prominent figure in the New York art scene.

In 1992, he returned to his hometown, and from November to December 1993, the City Council of Valencia paid tribute to him with a retrospective exhibition at the city's museum, the Palacio de Marqués de Campos. Senís-Oliver stood out among his peers for his extensive resume, achievements, and maturity in his work. He painted portraits of society in Valencia, Madrid, and Barcelona, and completed a mural for the ceiling of the Polytechnic University library in 2000.

Today, Enrique works on commission; if you are interested in commissioning your own personalized artwork, please consult with our staff, and we will be happy to add you to the waiting list.