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Josep Granyer


Josep Granyer

Josep Granyer was born in Barcelona in 1899.
 
In 1913 he joins the school of Fine Arts, where Picasso’s father will be his teacher of artistic drawing. At the School of Arts and Crafts he would befriend Alferd Sisquella and Apel·les Fenosa.
 
In 1917 he will be a founder member of Els Evolucionistes group.
 
In the 20s, Josep Granyer begins his exhibiting activity collaborating, in 1924, at the decoration of the ceiling of the St. Jordi Salon at the Generalitat de Catalunya palace.
 
At the begging of the 30s he will promote with other artists the Grup d’Artistes Independents Manifesto. During those years Josep Granyer would combine his shows with the making of sculptures for Public and private institutions
 
His work as sculptor is completed during the decades from the 40s to the 70s with book illustration, among many others Molière’s “The misanthropist”, “The conversation of the dogs” by Cervantes or Walter Scott’s “Ivanhoe”.
 
In 1973 Josep Granyer installs at the Rambla de Catalunya in Barcelona two of his most renowned sculpturesGirafa-Coqueta andVedell-Meditació.
 
Shortly after his induction at St. Jordi’s Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Josep Granyer dies in Barcelona.

Josep Granyer CV

Selected exhibitions

2013
Un segle d’escultura catalana,Museu Europeu d’ Art Modern, Barcelona.
 
2011
Joies d’artista. Del Modernisme a l'Avantguarda, Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya. (MNAC)
 
2007
Josep Granyer. Una visió mediterrània, Sala Dalmau Gallery, Barcelona.
 
2005
Antològica d’escultures,Caixa Cultural Center, Girona  and Puigcerdà.
 
2004
Els Evolucionistes, Deu Museum /Apel.les Fenosa Foundation, El Vendrell, Tarragona. Presented at the Caixa de Terrassa Foundation in 2005.
 
2002
Josep Granyer: de l’arcaisme a la ironia. Dibuixos i escultures,  Deu Museum / Apel.les Fenosa Foundation, El Vendrell, Tarragona.
 
2001
Rumbos de la escultura española en el siglo XX, itinerant  Madrid, Santander Central-Hispano Foundation and Atlántico Modern Art Center, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
 
1999
Commemorative exhibition of his birth held at his son’s studio, Francesc Granyer Junyent, Barcelona.
 
1987
El bestiari de Josep Granyer, Sala d’Art Artur Ramon Gallery, Barcelona.
El Noucentisme. Un projecte de modernitat, Center of Contemporary Culture, Barcelona.
 
1986
Aquarel•les de Josep Granyer, Dama Gallery, Calafell, Tarragona.
 
1984
25 dibuixos inèdits, Sala Rovira Gallery, Barcelona.
50 ans d’Art Espagnol 1880-1936, Bordeaux.
 
1981
Sala Dalmau Gallery, Barcelona.
 
1980
Grup d’Artistes Independents, G.A.I. 1932- 1936”, La Pedrera, Barcelona.
 
1979
4 escultors del 99”, dedicated to Apel.les Fenosa, Josep Granyer, Joan Rebull and Josep Viladomat, organized by la Caixa d’Estalvis de Barcelona.
 
1977
URGallery, El Vendrell, Tarragona.
 
1962
SYRA Galleries, Barcelona.
 
1955
III Bienal Hispano-Americana de Arte, Barcelona.
Concurso Nacional de Arte en el Deporte, II Mediterranean Games.
 
1953
La Pinacoteca Gallery , Barcelona.
 San Jorge Gallery, Barcelona.
 
1951
I Bienal Hispano-Americana de Arte, Madrid.
 
1938
Saló de Tardor, Barcelona.
 
1936
Sala Busquets Gallery, Barcelona.
 
1935
Fira del Dibuix, Barcelona.
Spring Exhibition, Saló de Montjuïc, Barcelona.
 
1934
Spring Exhibition, Saló de Montjuïc, Barcelona.
 
1933
Arte Moderno Catalán, Amsterdam.
Sala Busquets Gallery, Barcelona.
Spring Exhibition, Saló de Montjuïc, Barcelona.
 
1932
Exposició de Primavera, Dalmau Galleries, Barcelona.
Grup d’Artistes Independents, Mataró.
 
1931
Sala Badrinas Gallery, Barcelona.
Saló dels Evolucionistes, Sala Parés Gallery, Barcelona.
Sala Parés Gallery, Barcelona.
 
1930
Sala Parés Gallery, Barcelona.
La casa del Llibre, Barcelona.
 
1929
Sala Joan Merli Gallery, Barcelona.
 
1928
Sala Parés Gallery, Barcelona.
 
1927
Sala Parés Gallery, Barcelona.
 
1923
Takes part in the Municipal fine art exhibition,, as a member of the Saló dels Evolucionistes

 

 
Books illustrations
 

 

 
1974
Proverbis d’ací i d’allà, by Josep Carner.
 
1973
Història de Jaume el Conqueridor, by M. Novell.
 
1971
Rob Roy and Ivanhoe, by Walter Scott.
 
1967
Història de Catalunya by Ferran Soldevila.
 
1963
Museu Zoològic poems by Josep Carmer drawings by  Granyer.
 
1962
Publishes 12 etchings for the magazine La Rosa Vera, with a text by Pere Quart.
 
1958-59
Illustrates La troupe and draws the panels for the album Dotze temes de circ, published by La Rosa Vera.
 
1956
Els Mesos de l’Any, with prologue by Joan Vinyoli.
Realizes 100 ilustrations and the cover of the Decamerón, by Bocaccio.
 
1953
Las dos doncellas, by Miguel de Cervantes.
 
1952
Realizes the figurines and illustrates the program of the play Quasi un paradís, by Joan Oliver i Joan Guarro, that opens at the Capsa theatre, Barcelona.
Ilustrates the catalan version of Set diàlegs de bèsties, by Colette.
 
1951
El Misántropo by Molière, translated by Joan Oliver.
 
1950
L’auca de Tossa, with text byPere Quart.
Illustrates with xylography El Asno, by Luciano de Samosata.
 
1948
Poema del Pessebre, by Joan Alavedra.
 
1947
Illustrates with six color etchings the Llibre de les Bèsties, by Ramón Llull, with prologue by Jordi Rubió.
 
1946
Illustrates with 6 etchings El coloquio de los perros by Miguel de Cervantes

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