Albert Ráfols CASAMADA
Born: 1923, Barcelona, Spain. Death; December 17, 2009, Barcelona, Spain.
Education: In 1942 he started his architecture career, which he left to devote himself to painting. In 1945 he studied drawing and painting at the Tárrega Academy in Barcelona. In 1950 he went to Paris with a grant from the French Government, residing, as well as in 1953-54, at the Spanish School of Paris.
Experience: He founded, in 1967, the Eina School, of which he was director until 1990.
Awards: In 1980 he was awarded the National Prize for Plastic Arts granted by the Ministry of Culture and in 2003 with the National Visual Arts Award of Catalonia granted by the Generalitat. Also in 1983 he was distinguished with the Creu de Sant Jordi and in 1991 with the Legion of Honor of the Government of France. He is an honorary academic of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando.
Collections: Part of his work can be found in the following museums: Museum of Modern Art, (Barcelona), Reina Sofía National Art Center Museum (Madrid), Museum of Contemporary Art in Seville, Balaguer Museum in Vilanova i la Geltrú (Barcelona) ), Museum of Contemporary Art, Villafamés (Alicante), Sempere Museum (Alicante), Museum of Contemporary Art of Ibiza and Fundación Colección Juan March.