Ramón Barnadas Fábregas (Gerona, 1909-1981) - Paisaje con figuras

Ramón Barnadas Fábregas (Gerona, 1909-1981) - Paisaje con figuras
Oil on canvas - Hand signed - 1944

Oil on canvas
Signed on the lower right corner
With frame

A precocious painter, at the age of ten he entered the Escuela de Bellas Artes of Olot and he made his individual debut in 1929, in the Galerías Laietanes in Barcelona. Only six years later he was appointed teacher in the School of Fine Arts of his home city. He exhibited his works in Spain, Mexico and Switzerland and he obtained first prizes in the Exposición Nacional of Madrid in the Palamós Internacional, the Premio Nacional de Paisaje of Fundación Estrada and the Premio Ricardo Portabella. Barnadas, with his outlined style, went beyond the lessons learnt from from realism and impressionism and he managed to be a member of the evolutionist avant-garde in the Catalonia of the time. His works also comprehend the human figure, animal subject-matters, still-life paintings, gypsy families and bathers, portrayed with the same style in his landscapes. Throughout his career, Barnadas showed his works in different exhibitions, among which we can highlight the ones held in Galerías Laietanes in 1927 and 1928 and in Sala Barcino in 1933, 1924, 1935 and 1936, both of them in Barcelona. He was also awarded with the first watercolour prize for his work “Gallinas” at the IX Concurso Provincial de Arte, organised by the Diputación of Gerona.

After his death his works continued to be exhibited to the public. In 2006, the Centro Cultural Fonta de Oro in Girona hosted a retrospective exhibition dedicated to this author, on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of his death, and on that same year another exhibition organised by the Caja de Girona was dedicated to him. Between December 2008 and January 2009 the gallery Las Vueltas de Olot presented a selection of his works on the occasion of the centenary of his birth. Currently, two streets carry his name; one in his home town, Olot, and another one in the city of Girona.

Lot details
Ramón Barnadas Fábregas (Gerona, 1909-1981)
Title of artwork
Paisaje con figuras
Oil on canvas
Hand signed
In good condition
Sold with frame
Image size
46×55 cm
Total dimensions
76×6×67 cm
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