Eliseu Meifrèn i Roig was born in Barcelona on December 24, 1857 and died in the same city in 1940. He is a spanish impressionist painter.
He studied at the School of the Llotja in Barcelona. His teacher was the painter Antoni Caba. He completed his training in Paris, where he moved with the company of painters Ramon Casas and Santiago Rusinol.
He is known primarily as a painter of seascapes and landscapes, which he paints with loose brushstrokes and friendly tones. Among his works we must mention Gente de mar y El Marne (1933). The beginnings of Eliseu Meifrèn in painting world coincided with the epilogues of realism and naturalism as the rebirth of the Catalan Renaixenca and modernism: But he never enrolled in this movement, although he participated in some of its manifestations and relevant activities.
His wanderer spirit led him to travel half the world, exhibiting his work in countless cities across Europe and America, travels which were also common in his time. He was in this sense a cosmopolitan and adventurous artist that contradicted certain nineteenth-century tastes.