Sorolla and His Contemporaries
There, Sorolla met many of the leading realist/impressionists painters, including John Singer Sargent, Giovanni Boldini, Peder Krøyer and Anders Zorn, with whom he had already developed a close friendship.
Giovanni Boldini, a dazzling technician himself, was fascinated by "the superb mastery of this devil of a Spaniard."
Albert Besnard commented: "There is no doubt, we are in front of a great master."
Claude Monet said: "Above all, he is joyful in light."
Joaquín Sorolla (1863-1923) on Wikipedia