Joan Prats

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Joan Prats
Born 1891
Barcelona
Died 1970
Barcelona
Nationality Spanish
Occupation Art promoter
Known for friend of Joan Miró

Joan Prats (Barcelona, 1891 - Barcelona, 1970 ) was a Catalan art promoter and a close friend of Joan Miró

Life[edit]

Joan Prats was born in 1891 to a family who sold hats. He was trained as an artist in the Llotja School, where he first met Joan Miró, who was also training there.

Prats organised exhibitions for leading Iberian artists such Salvador Dalí, Pablo Picasso, Alexander Calder and his good friend Miró. He was also associated with Paul Klee, Max Ernst, Josep Vicenç Foix and Joan Brossa.

Prats together with Josep Lluis Sert and Joaquim Gomis founded the artistic group ADLAN.

Miró formed his foundation with Prats, this foundation eventually led to the gallery in Barcelona known as Fundació Joan Miró.[1] Prats admired Miró's ability to make things from found objects like those in The Caress of a Bird. Prats said: "When I take a stone, it is just a stone. When I grab a stone, it is a Miró."[2]


References[edit]

  1. ^ Bryant, Sue (2008). Barcelona p.78. p. 128. ISBN 978-1-84773-104-3. 
  2. ^ "Joan Miró". Nasher Sculpture Centre. Retrieved 8 October 2011. 
  • " John Prats Valles . "Encyclopaedia. Barcelona: Catalan Encyclopaedia Group .
  • Letters to JF Garcia, 1917/1958 . Library of Catalonia , 1993, 109 -. ISBN 978-84-7845-119-7 [Accessed: 29 August 2011].
  • Cirici. Catalan Contemporary Art . Edicions 62, 1970 [Accessed: 29 August 2011].
  • Record of John Prats: exposure Foundation ... 20 December 1995-3 March 1996 . Foundation, 1995 * [Accessed: 29 August 2011].
  • Five Catalan artist in homage to John Prats: Galería Joan Prats [New York, October 1982 ]. The Polígrafa, 1983 [Accessed: 29 August 2011].
  • Information about the work the Foundation website . " Foundation, 2011. [Accessed: 18 August 2011].

Sources[edit]

  • AA.DD.. The golden book of Catalan art. Ediciones Primera Plana, Barcelona, 1997.
  • Clavero, J. George. Foundation. Guide to the Foundation. Barcelona: Ediciones Polígrafa, 2010. DL B.10.061.2010. ISBN 978-84-343-1242-5 .