Tapies, Antoni

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Tapies, Antoni Gender: M
Antoni Tàpies i Puig
born on 13 December 1923 at 05:00 (= 05:00 AM )
Place Barcelona, Spain, 41n23, 2e11
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Treindl
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 20°10' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 28°04 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 23°12'

Antoni Tapies
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Spanish/Catalan painter, sculptor and art theorist, who became one of the most famous European artists of his generation. His father Josep Tàpies i Mestre and Maria Puig i Guerra, was a lawyer and Catalan nationalist who served briefly with the Republican government. At 17, Tàpies suffered a near-fatal heart attack caused by tuberculosis. He spent two years as a convalescent in the mountains, reading widely and pursuing an interest in art that had already expressed itself when he was in his early teens.

Tàpies studied at the German School of Barcelona. After studying law for 3 years, he devoted himself from 1943 onwards only to his painting. He lived mainly in Barcelona and was represented by the Galerie Lelong in Paris and the Pace Gallery in New York. Tàpies died on 6 February 2012. He was 88.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Billé quotes "Mémoires : autobiographie" (1981): «Je suis né à Barcelone le 13 décembre 1923, à cinq heures du matin, dans un appartement de la rue de la Canuda, au numéro 39.»


  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (painter)