The People of Gibraltar
2019 - Rudecindo Mannia - Gibraltar


Rudecindo Mannia was born in 1896 and became one of Gibraltar’s best loved artists. His style can best be described as representative and uncomplicated. They reflect his love of photography which might explain the popularity of his many paintings to this day.



Rudecindo Mnnia - Self portrait

During World War II he and his wife and daughter were evacuated to Northern Ireland. After his return he spend the rest of his life on the Rock. His output was enormous and he always insisted on selling his paintings cheaply. He sincerely believed that his pictures were there to be enjoyed by everybody.

In 2005 the Government of Gibraltar named seventeen new buildings in the Edinburgh housing estate after locals who were regarded as leading Gibraltarians of the twentieth century. One of the buildings was dedicated to his memory.

Rudecindo Mannia died in 1979 and in 2008 he was posthumously awarded the Gibraltar Medallion of Honour for services to art. The following is just a small selection of his work.



La Caleta


Governor's Parade


Hargraves, Flat Bastion Road area, and the upper town section with the Sacred Heart Church on the left



Wellington Memorial



The Cathedral of the Holy Trinity


Main Street - Cathedral of St Mary The Crowned


Grand Parade by Red Sands Road



The Law Courts



Devil's Gap Saluting Battery



Prince Edwards Road



French Consulate



Top of Crutchett's Ramp



 View over Rosia Bay



Europa Road and entrance to the Rock Hotel



Scud Hill on left and Cumberland Road



Upper Rock



Upper Witham's Road



Witham's Road



The Rock from San Roque



Rock from Spain



Rock from La Atunara



Cable Car 



By the Trafalgar Cemetery



Unknown alleyway



Upper Castle Street



The Cross of Sacrifice


Police station - Irish Town


North Pavilion Road


Waterport Harbour area now long ddisappeared with the construction of Ocean Village



The Rock from Spain