Born-Barcelona, Spain 1925, Died-October 2007, Palamos, Spain.
A Spanish (Catalan) painter, considered one of Spain's best regarded contemporary abstract artists, Modest Cuixart along with his cousin Antoni Tàpies, the poet Joan Brossaand,
painters Joan Ponç, and Joan-Josep Tharrats, he was the founder of the surrealist/dada review and the legendary Barcelona based avant garde movement, the DAU AL SET in 1948.
Primarily a painter initially influenced by expressionism, Cuixart subsequently moved into abstraction and experimented with Informalism. Parallels have often been drawn between Cuixart's personal evolution and the development of contemporary art in Spain as a whole during the second half of the 20th century. He was awarded major prizes in Spain including the Barcelona Gold Medal.
Modest Cuixart y Tapies: Exhibitions Summary
In 1959, Cuixart received the 1st Prize at the Sao Paolo Bienal. During his long career, he exhibited regularly at highly regarded galleries and museums including: The Guggenheim Museum, New York; Museo Nacional del Arte de Mexico; Museo Español de Arte Contemporaneo; Musee Rigaud, Perpignan, France; Museum of Modern Art, Munich; Modern Art Museum, Tokyo; Museo Nacional de Arte de Catalunya, Barcelona; Museo de Arte Moderno de Caracas, Venezuela and Tate Gallery, London, among others.