Barbara, Joan

The Barcelonese Joan Barbarà is one of the most highly esteemed etchers on the international scene. Born in Barcelona in 1927. Died there in 2013. 1943 first group exhibition; in the 1950s, among others, Biennial Hispanoamerica. 1957 first award for his graphic work, scholarship from the French Institute. 1957/58 Works in the most famous print studios in Paris: Georges Le Blanc, Roger Lacourière-Frélaut and Ferdinand Mourlot. 1959 Founds the Atelier de Recherches Plastiques et Techniques Chalcographiques. Since 1960 back in Barcelona, copperplate studio together with Gustau Gili. In 1975 opened his own printmaking studio in Barcelona. Worked on behalf of artists and, among others, for the Maeght Gallery and soon also for Grafos Verlag Vaduz/ Liechtenstein. Renowned artists sought out his studio: Miró, Tàpies, Beuys, Schumacher. Exhibitions, workshops and lectures on etching complement his commitment as a printer. At the same time, he created his own artistic works, paintings and prints, masterfully exploiting his technical printing skills as an etcher. This biography is subject to copyright. (c) Evi Kliemand, 1998. All rights reserved. Reproduced with kind permission of the author.

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