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Maria Assumpció Raventós

Sant Sadurní d'Anoia, Spain

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Maria Assumpció Raventós i Torras ( Sant Sadurní d'Anoia , Alt Penedès 1930 ) is a Catalan painter , engraver and upholsterer . She studied at the Sant Jordi School of Fine Arts in Barcelona , ​​where she later became a drawing teacher.

Initially she dedicated herself to engraving and later tapestries, as a permanent member of the Catalan School of Grau-Garriga and Susanna Rolando in Sant Cugat del Vallès . She began with the technique of high oak, loom and textiles and experimented with unusual techniques that led her, through the insertion of reliefs, volumes, fringes, knots, cuts and bumps of Cubist and Expressionist influence , to a three-dimensional expression close to sculpture. He created some tapestries under the influence of the Catalan Tapestry School .

Trained as a painter at the School of Fine Arts in Barcelona, ​​she later studied at the Atelier Frydaender in Paris. It soon became integrated into informalist abstraction and later drifted towards the new realism .

In 1957 she participated in the National Exhibition of Fine Arts in Madrid with a work entitled Pájaros . According to the catalog, at that time she resided in Padua.

In 1959 she participated in the II Biennial of Painting City of Terrassa, obtaining the second prize of the Chamber of Commerce of the city, and is among the participants of the National Exhibition of Fine Arts that was held in Barcelona the 1960, in which she presented four engravings: Cosmos ( etching and resin), Espacio (etching and resin, one of the few works of women reproduced in the catalog of the exhibition), Barcas ( soft varnish ) and Ciudad dormida (etching ) ). In 1961 she did so at the Paris International Women's Show, where she met the painter Glòria Morera i Font, with whom she developed the idea of ​​holding a similar contest in Barcelona to make female artistic creation visible and achieve more institutional recognition and social repercussion. It would become the Salón Femenino de Arte Actual , which took place between 1962 and 1971 and of which M. Assumpció Raventós was part of the organizing committee and won the engraving prize of the ninth edition (1970) with the work The wire fence .

At the same time, she took part in the X Salón de Grabadores Contemporáneos held in Madrid, as well as in solo exhibitions in Barcelona, ​​Mataró, San Sebastián and Messina. She also presented solo exhibitions in Barcelona and Stockholm .

In 1962 she participated in the National Exhibition of Fine Arts in Madrid with the works Tauromaquia , Formas dinámicas and Formas quietas, and two years later she did so with three engravings ( Montaña mágica , Ibérica and Prehistoria ). She took part again in 1968 with an engraving entitled Kabuki Mask B.

During the 1990s she returned to painting, consisting of subtly arranged masses of color. In 2002, the Royal Catalan Academy of Fine Arts of Sant Jordi elected her the corresponding academic for Sant Sadurní d'Anoia, based on the proposal of the numbered academics Carlos Ferrater i Lambarri , Leopoldo Gil Nebot and Montserrat Gudiol i Corominas .

She has exhibited in the Catalan Countries , Spain , the USA, France, Sweden, Japan, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Monaco , Yugoslavia and Belgium.

She won the medal of the Association of Engraving Artists , the first prize of engraving of the National Exhibition of Fine Arts (1971), the City of Barcelona Prize for engraving (1973), the gold medal of the Círculo de Bellas Artes de Madrid (1976) and the International Exhibition of Marseille (1983), the prize of the 2nd International Mini Print of Cadaqués (1982), prize of the International Textile Biennial of Bratislava (1987), and the Creu de Sant Jordi of 1991.