Ramon Llovet Biography

Ramon Llovet




Ramon Llovet was born in Barcelona, Spain on August 8, 1917. Llovet began studying painting at the age of fourteen at the Escuela de Bellas Artes de la Llotja and at Atenos (1931-36). He became interested in the colors and materials used by ancient masters, which he supplemented with studies of scientific experiments from the Max Doerner Institute in Munich. He was accepted by the Catalan avant-garde, and began studying Catalan folk art.

He engaged in discussions with colleagues like Clavé, Picasso and Miró. Works by the Barcelona Group, to which he belonged, were shown at the Sala Gaspar gallery. Llovet's interests, besides painting and printmaking, were poetry and philosophy. He exhibited in Spain and abroad.

After three heart operations, Llovet lived a rather quiet life with his family in the countryside in Guardiola, near Barcelona. He became interested in Far Eastern religions and mystical ideas. In his second Barcelona studio, he printed graphic works. Despite his physical weakness, he remained true to his painting until his death in 1987.