He began his artistic education with his uncle, Joaquim Mir, later moving to Barcelona where he studied with such painters as Joaquín Torres García, Isidro Nonell and Joaquim Mir. In his youth he moved to Paris, where he became acquainted with the neo-impressionist movement and worked extensively in the style. After returning to Spain he travelled to Italy before finally establishing himself in Sitges, his hometown. There he painted numerous landscape paintings in which he highlights his preoccupation with capturing the Mediterranean light through the use of very light colours marking a clear rupture with his darker paintings executed in Paris. His compositions are noted as an example of balance, though sacrificing technical perfection for the benefit of a more intense evocative power.