Jacint Salvadó was born in Mont Roig (Tarragona) in 1892. In 1907 he moves to Barcelona and studies at the prestigious La Llotja School. After travelling all over Spain and after a visit to Paris in 1913 and after the end of the 1st World War, he settles in Marseille where his vocation as an artist is defined and joins the School of Fine Arts.
In Paris, by the beginning of the 20s, he meets André Derain with whom he will work, and later on Picasso who will immortalize him in his famous harlequin portraits.
Jacint Salvadó begins the decade of the 20s with his first important shows, exhibiting in avant-garde galleries and salons such as Des Tuilleries, Automne or Des Indépendents. In the 30s, he will be interested in abstraction. In this decade, critics such as Georges Charensol o Waldemar Georges praise his work. With the arrival of the Republic, will move back to Spain, but the beginning of the civil war makes him return to France.
In the 40s, Jacint Salvadó settles in Switzerland contacting the Bauhaus group and befriending Max Bill, Herbin or Arp. After the Nazi occupation, he goes back to France and settles in Le Castellet, a mall village near Marseille. Keeping in touch with Paris, he exhibits at the Salon des Realités Nouvelles from 1948 to 1956.
After the death of his wife Anita in 1953, Jacint Savadó goes through a deep personal and artistic crisis. By the end of this decade, he meets Marcelle Rezzonico, who would become his wife and would help him to overcome these moments. He resumes his exhibiting activity and does the glass-windows of the La Forcaz Church at the Haute-Savoie. He joins the Informalism movement due toa need of freedom.
This freedom allowed by informalism will be the path that would lead Jaint Salvadó to the 70s, his most fruitful and personal period, with a strong geometrical abstraction with powerful colors. These will be years full of exhibitions and recognition from the art critique. He exhibits in galleries such as Simone Heller in Paris or Juana Mordó in Madrid.
In 1983 he dies at Le Castellet.
The latest works of Jacint Salvado are the culmination of a life of investigation and renovation.
After featuring his work in several group shows dedicated to the avant-gardes, we present his first solo show in our gallery in 1994. Later on, with the collaboration of his family, we have presented other solo exhibitions.