HERNANDEZ PIJUAN, Joan ( 1931-2005 )

Hernandez studied in the School of Fine Arts at La Llotja in Barcelona and together with Alcoy i Rovira, Brull and Planell, created ‘La Escuela de Barcelona’.

In 1981, he was appointed Professor at the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Barcelona.

Pijuan’s work can be found at the National Art Musuem of Queen Sofia in Madrid, and many other museums and institutions. He is one of the most celebrated artists of Spanish contemporary art. His works has been exhibited at the following galleries and institutions:

  • Galerie Semiha Huber, Zurich.
  • Graz, Vienna.
  • Ariadne, Cologne.
  • O’Hana, London
  • Galerie Gabrielle von Loeper, Hamburg.
  • Galería Joan Prats, Barcelona.
  • Yamaguchi Gallery, Osaka, Japan.
  • Marlborough Gallery, London.
  • Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels.
  • Guggenheim Museum, New York.
  • National Gallery, Montreal.
  • Museum of Modern Art, Buenos Aires.


Awards and prizes:

  • 1985: ” Cruz de Sant Jordi “, Generalitat de Catalunya.
  • 1981: El Premio Nacional de las Artes Plásticas – awarded by 
Minister of Education, Spain.
  • 1981: Premio Nacional de Bellas Artes, Madrid.
  • 1970: Premio de la redacción Vijesnik u Srijedu, Zabreg. – II Bienal Internacional de Dibujo de Rijeka.
  • 1966: I Bienal Internacional de Grabado, Cracovia.
  • 1965: Premio “Maribor”. VI Bienal de Grabado, Ljublijana, Eslovenia.
  • 1958: Segundo Premio de pintura ” Peintres Résidens “, París.