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 Josep Grau-Garriga  (1929 - 2011)

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Lived/Active: Spain      Known for: abstract painting, mixed media, tapestry art

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"Martirs" (Martyrs) mixed media on canvas, 39" x 57"
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Biography from Leonard Davenport Fine Arts / LSDArt:
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Josep Grau-Garriga, painter and maker of mixed media and tapestry art, was born in Sant Cugat del Vallès, Spain.  He studied at the Escola de Belles Arts in Barcelona, earning a prize for etching.

He held his first exhibition of etchings in 1953, and followed this with an exhibition of murals in 1954.  He was appointed Director of the Escola Catalana de Tapís in 1959.  His exhibition of tapestries in Barcelona (1961) was so well received that during the next year, he exhibited many times in several cities.  He painted the glass windows for the Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Rome in 1966.  By the late 1960s, he had solo exhibitions internationally, including consecutive years in New York City. 

His work from that decade was the subject of a major retrospective in 1971 at the Museum of Houston.  His work can be seen in the contemporary section in the Museum of Modern Art in Barcelona.

Major Exhibitions in addition to over 50 gallery showings in Spain, France, New York and other US cities, :
1967 St. Monastery. Cugat - St. Cugat Valles, Spain
1970 Fine Arts Museum, Houston, TX
De Cordova Museum - Lincoln, MA
1971 Institute of Int. Education - New York
1972 Consell Valls - Andorra Vella, Andorra
Ecole d'Art et d'Architecture - Marseilles
1973 Museum Tèxtil Terrassa - Terrassa, Spain
1974 Los Angeles Country Museum
1975 F. Birmingham Arts Museum
Oklahoma Art Center Museum -
1976 Ohio State University - Ohio
Palacio de La Lonja - Zaragoza, Spain
Ecole des Beaux-Arts - Angers, France
1978 University of Wisconsin - Wisconsin
1980 Arras Gallery - New York
1982 Sala d'Exposicions - Andorra Vella,
Cité de Carcasonne - Carcasonne, France
Palais Congres et Culture - Le Mans, France
Croker Art Museum - Sacramento
1983 Musée Goya - Castres, France
Casa de Cultura "We Pavris" - Tarbes, France
Caixa de Pensions Valencia, Spain
1984 Municipal House of Culture - Aviles, Spain
Musée de la Chartreuse - Douala, France
Museum Jovellanos - Gijon, Spain
Falla Foundation - Granada, Spain
Palacio de Cordoba - Granada, Spain
Museum of Oviedo - Oviedo, Spain
Musée Hyacinthe Rigaud - Perpignan, France
Musée Puig CDACC - Perpignan, France
Castellet Musée d'Art - Perpignan, France
1985 Castle Benedormiens - Platja d'Aro, Spain
Musée de Montbellard - Montbellard, France
St. Monastery. Cugat - St. Cugat Valles, Spain
Hall of Culture - Alicante, Spain
1986 Abadia des Cordeliers - Chateuroux, France
Museum of Granollers - Granollers, Spain
1987 Gallery Canals - St. Cugat Valles, Spain
Museo Rufino Tamayo - Mexico City
Llotja Valencia - Valencia, Spain
Centre Culturel Languedoc - Beziers, France
1988 Provincial Museum of Teruel - Teruel, Spain
Palau Robert - Barcelona
Cultural Centre Resguardo Bell - Gandia, Spain
1989 Museum of Beaux Arts - Angers, France
Musée Jean Lurçat - Angers, France
Chateau d'Angers - Angers, France
Abadie of Ronceray - Angers, France
Museum of Beaux Arts - Pau, France
Centre Culturel "Le Parvis" - Pau, France
1990 d Museum of Art Sabadell - Sabadell, Spain
Cultural Centre d'Acció - Saint Avold,France
1991 Maison des Arts et Loisirs - Laon, France
1992 Musée de la Chartreuse - Douai, France
Maison des Princes - Perouges, France
Museum Comarcal de l'Urgell - Tàrrega, Spain
Ctre. Cult. Française - Abidjan Ivory Coast
Ctre. Can Cultural Mulà - Mollet Valles, Spain
1993 Cultural Centre Alcoi - Alcoi, Spain
Temple Romà Vic - Vic, Spain
1994 Centre Bouve-Laduvay d'Art - Saumur,France
1995 & 1996 Museum Palau Mercader - Cornellà, Spain
S. Monestir Cugat - St. Cugat Valles, Spain
Cultural Centre - St. Cugat Valles, Spain
1997 Centre d'Estudis Catalans - Paris
1999 Maison des Arts - Versailles, France
2000 Musée des Beaux Arts - Saint-Lo, France
2002 Abbaye de Ronceray - Angers, France
Musée Jean Lurçat - Angers, France
2004 St. Monastery. Cugat - St. Cugat Valles, Spain

Permanent Collections

Museum of Modern Art - Barcelona
Museum of Contemporary Art - Elche, Spain
Museum of Contemporary Art - Seville, Spain
Museum Tèxtil - Terrassa, Spain
Provincial Museum - Teruel, Spain
The Denver Art Museum - Denver
The Houston Fine Arts Museum - Houston
The Cordova Museum - Lincoln
The Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York
The Oklahoma Art Centre - Oklahoma
Musée Tapisserie contemporaine - Angers, France
Musée des Beaux Arts - Angers, France
Musée Goya-Jaurés - Angers, France
Musée Jean Lurçat - Angers, France
Musée Réattu - Angers, France
Musée Cantini - Marseille, France
Musée Château - Montbéliard, France
Musée de la Ville - Montpellier, France
Musée d'Art Moderne Ville de Paris - Paris
Musée Hyacinthe Rigaud - Perpignan, France
Museum Salvador Allende - Santiago, Chile
Museum Villafamès - Castelló, Spain
Musée des Beaux Arts - Saint Lo, France
FRAC Ille de France, France
FRAC Ille de Lorraine, France
Museo Rufino Tamayo - Mexico, Mexico

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