Painter Josep Maria García-Llort was born in Barcelona in 1921. He studies at the Massana School, studies he completes with drawing classes at the FAD and the Sant Lluc Artistic Circle in Barcelona.
In 1950 Josep Maria García-Llort earns a grant that allows him to go to Paris where he will meet his future wife Martha Crockett. With her he will leave to the United States and there painter Josep Maria García-Llort settles in Pineville, Louisiana.
After a decade in America, Josep Maria García-Llort decides to return to Barcelona where he will settle definitively, but keeping contact with the USA.
In 2003, shortly after presenting a personal show at Sala Dalmau gallery, painter Josep Maria García-Llort dies in Barcelona.
After his death, several exhibitions have looked back on the work of Garcia-Llort. Besides the group show Utopies de l'origen. Avantguardes figuratives a Catalunya 1946-1969 from 2006, in 2013 theCentre d'Études Catalanes presented the retrospective Faules géométriques in Paris and in 2015 the Tarragona Museum of Modern Art presents the exhibition "Josep Mª Garcia-Llort observant com va el món" accompanied with a book on the artist by Alex Mitrani.