Ramon CASAS


Ramon Casas, Self-portrait

Ramon CASAS (1866 – 1932) was a Catalan artist. Living through a turbulent time in the history of his native Barcelona, he was known as a portraitist, sketching and painting the intellectual, economic, and political elite of Barcelona, Paris, Madrid, and beyond; he was also known for his paintings of crowd scenes ranging from the audience at a bullfight to the assembly for execution to rioters in the Barcelona streets.

Casas split his métier between his successful painting output and his graphic designs for poster art. His posters and postcards helped to define the Catalan art movement known as modernism.




Ramon Casas, Self-portrait

Ramon CASAS (1866 – 1932) was a Catalan artist. Living through a turbulent time in the history of his native Barcelona, he was known as a portraitist, sketching and painting the intellectual, economic, and political elite of Barcelona, Paris, Madrid, and beyond; he was also known for his paintings of crowd scenes ranging from the audience at a bullfight to the assembly for execution to rioters in the Barcelona streets.

Casas split his métier between his successful painting output and his graphic designs for poster art. His posters and postcards helped to define the Catalan art movement known as modernism.