Miquel Barceló (Painter) Height, Age, Girlfriend, Wife, Family, Biography & More

Miquel Barceló

Full NameMiquel Barceló Artigues
Famous ForHis relief-like mixed-media paintings, expressive bronze sculptures and ceramics.
Physical Stats & More
Eye ColorBrown
Hair ColorBrown
Awards, Honors, Achievements - National Arts Award (1986)
- Príncipe de Asturias Award for the Arts (2003)
- National Graphic Arts Award (2014)
Personal Life
Date of Birth8th January 1957 (Tuesday)
Age (as of 2021)66 Years
BirthplaceFelanitx (Mallorca)
Zodiac signCapricorn
SignatureMiquel Barceló (Peintre) autograph
Nationality Spanish
HometownFelanitx (Mallorca)
[1]Don Quijote College/University- School of Arts and Crafts in Palma
- School of Fine Arts in Barcelona (in 1974)
Relationships & More
Sexual Orientation Straight
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage DateMid-1992
Wife/SpouseCécile Franken (A Dutch literature expert)
ChildrenSon- Joaquim Barceló
Daughter- Marcela Maria Celia (elder; b. August 1992) (Artist)
ParentsFather- Miquel Barceló Gelavert (Artist)
Mother- Francisca Artigues
Francisca Artigues, mother of Miquel Barceló
Style Quotient
Car CollectionLand Rover [2]Alejandra de Argos

Miquel Barceló

Some Lesser Known Facts About Miquel Barceló (Painter)

  • After touring India and the Himalayas in 2017, he produced paintings for the 1st volume of Goethe’s Faust. In 2020, he created illustrations for Kafka’s Metamorphosis for the French publisher Gallimard.
    Goethe's Faust by Miquel Barceló

    Goethe’s Faust by Miquel Barceló

    Kafka's Metamorphosis by Miquel Barceló

    Kafka’s Metamorphosis by Miquel Barceló

  • An exhibition of Barceló watercolors illustrating Dante’s Divine Comedy was held at the Louvre Museum in Paris in 2004. This made him the youngest artist to be exhibited there.

    Dante's Divine Comedy by Miquel Barceló

    Dante’s Divine Comedy by Miquel Barceló

  • Micheal Barceló lives and works not only in Mallorca but also in Paris.
  • Barceló also designed a wide variety of book illustrations. The story of Too far from home, by Paul Bowles, is motivated by the artist’s life in Gao. He described the short story in 1992.
  • He, as a costume designer and scenographer for the Opera Tréteaux de Maître Pierre by Manuel De Falla at the Opéra Comique de Paris, designed the costumes and sets for this opera in 1990.
  • Since 2006, his award-winning work La Paso Doble has been shown for the first time at the Festival d’Avignon, where he works it with choreographer Joseph Nadj. Since then, he has acquired numerous invitations to stage the work in major cities. The imágen Fantasma was premiered in 2016 and is performed with the help of musician and composer Pascal Comelade.
  • As part of a workshop scheduled by the École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Versailles in 2010, Barceló taught at the school too.
  • A number of galleries and museums exhibit Barceló’s work (paintings, drawings, sculptures, and ceramics) all over the world, including Tobias Mueller Modern Art in Zürich, Galerie Bruno Bischofberger in Zürich, and the Acquavella Galleries in New York.
  • The University of Salamanca commemorated the artist with an honorary doctorate in 2017, for which the university commissioned him in 2015 to form the eighth centenary logo.
    Miquel Barceló's work at Bruno Bischofberger Gallery

    Miquel Barceló’s work at Bruno Bischofberger Gallery

    Miquel Barceló's work at the Acquavella Galleries in New York

    Miquel Barceló’s work at the Acquavella Galleries in New York

    Miquel Barceló's work at The University of Salamanca

    Miquel Barceló’s work at The University of Salamanca

    Miquel Barceló's work in Tobias Mueller Modern Art in Zürich

    Miquel Barceló’s work in Tobias Mueller Modern Art in Zürich

  • It was in 1983 in Naples, Italy, that Bruno Bischofberger and Rafael Barceló met for the first time. The only representative of the artist, the Bruno Bischofberger Gallery has represented Barceló since 1984.
  • He spent five months in Naples in 1983. In this studio, he displayed works created with volcanic ash for an exhibition at the studio of Lucio Amelio. After the earthquake of the 1980s, he also replied to the Neapolitan gallery owner’s international call for a trendy work by the major contemporary artist of the time to create a piece for the Terrae Motus collection. The artist himself expresses about his work, L’ombra Che trema, now exhibited at the Royal Palace of Caserta: “It’s a self-portrait: I made myself in the act of painting. the shadow seems to reflect the other part of myself and at the same time is the destruction of order.”

    L'ombra Che trema by Miquel Barceló

    L’ombra Che trema by Miquel Barceló

  • Barceló made the Chapel of Sant Pere in Palma Cathedral by wrapping the entire chapel with terracotta and then adorning it with images from the sixth chapter of St. Peter. The Gospel of John, the miracle of the mushrooming of the loaves and fishes, is the theme chosen because the chapel is dedicated to the Last Supper.
  • Spanish government officials officially disclosed Miquel Barceló’s newest monumental work of art at the United Nations Palace in Geneva, on November 18, 2008. A structure of stalactite forms covering 1500 square feet with multicolored figures made from 100 tons of paint that seem to drip from the ceiling is portrayed in this work.


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