Ponç, Joan

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Ponç, Joan Gender: M
born on 28 November 1927 at 02:00 (= 02:00 AM )
Place Barcelona, Spain, 41n23, 2e11
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 04°50' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 16°08 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 06°26'


Spanish Catalan artist and member of the avant-garde group Dau al Set.

Ponç attended the Colegio Salesiano San Antonio de Padua de Mataró boarding school from 1940-1942, during which time he decided to pursue an interest in painting. In 1946, he presented his first solo art exhibition at the Sala Arte de Bilbao, and met fellow Dau al Set contributors Joan Brossa, J.V. Foix, and Arnau Puig. Over the next couple of years, Ponç actively interacted and collaborated with forerunners of the Catalan avant-garde, such as Modest Cuixart and Joan Miró. Though the Dau al Set group ultimately disbanded in 1954, Ponç continued presenting his own artwork until 1980.

On 4 April 1984, Ponç died of a heart attack while at his home in Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes him in "Notes from Catalonia and Brazil" by Joan Ponç, London Magazine, 11.1 (1 April 1971), p. 136: "I was born in Barcelona at two o'clock in the morning of 28 November 1927, under the sign of Sagittarius."


  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (Painter)