Ángeles Santos Torroella

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Àngeles Santos Torroella (7 November 1911 – 3 October 2013) was a Catalan surrealist painter. Born in Portbou, Spain, she was the sister of the poet and art critic Rafael Santos Torroella. She married the painter Emili Grau Sala[ca]. Her son is the painter Julià Grau Santos. In 2005 she received the Creu de Sant Jordi.[1]


In 1931 she presented a solo exhibition in Paris. In 1932 she participated in the Iberian Artists Collective in Copenhagen and Paris. In 1933 she was invited to the exhibition at the Carnegie Institute in Pittsburgh (US) and on 1936 she figured of the Spanish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. She was presented in Barcelona for the first time in 1935 at Syra Galleries. She turned 100 in November 2011.[2]


Her work, decanted into Post-Impressionism, is preferably landscape and interiors. Her most important painting is a world of large format oil represents a strange surreal world (Madrid, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia).


Works in museums[edit]


Torroella died on 3 October 2013, at the age of 101.[3][4]


  1. ^ Tharrats, Joan-Josep (2007) [1981]. Cent Anys de Pintura a Cadaqués [Hundred Years of Painting in Cadaques] (in Catalan). Barcelona: Parsifal. p. 226. ISBN 84-95554-27-5. OCLC 10019971. 
  2. ^ Pérez-Guerra, José (2011-11-07). "Ángeles Santos nació hace un siglo, el 7 de noviembre de 1911" (in Catalan). InfoENPUNTO. Retrieved 2012-03-28. 
  3. ^ ABC,ES (2013-10-03). "Fallece a los 101 años la pintora Ángeles Santos Torroella" (in Spanish). ABC, ES. Retrieved 2013-10-03. 
  4. ^ Ángeles Santos obituary

External links[edit]

Àngels Santos Torroella on Facebook has images of her and her paintings.