Artist’s Profile

Joan Gardy Artigas

Artigas began work as Miró's assistant as a teenager before leaving Spain to flee Franco’s repressive regime. Moving to Paris to study at the École des Beaux Arts, he met legendary artists Alberto Giacometti, Georges Braque and Paul Chagall. He returned to Spain to collaborate further with Miró on various prestigious commissions, including the famous Miró Wall until the latter's death in 1981.

Throughout his career, Artigas created commissions for Harvard University, UNESCO in Paris, Barcelona Airport and the Kunsthaus in Zurich. He also participated in sculpture garden and architectural projects. A trustee at the Fundacio Joan Miró in Barcelona, Artigas established a foundation in his father’s name which enables young artists to spend extended periods to study in Spain.

Photograph courtesey ©Ricard Bru

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