Antoni Vives Fierro He died this Wednesday in Barcelona at the age of 83, lamented the Minister of Culture of the Generalitat, Natàlia Garriga, on social networks. According to ‘La Vanguardia’, the painter Vives Fierro (Barcelona, ​​1940) died this Wednesday in Barcelona.

The councilor recalled the artist’s love for Barcelona and his “fascinating artistic legacy, recognized and exhibited throughout the world”, and wanted to convey her condolences to the painter’s family and friends. For his part, the mayor of Barcelona, ​​Jaume Collboni, has also lamented the death of the painter, whom he defines as a great artist and reference of Catalan paintingand has considered that “his legacy will endure through his wonderful works.”

The artist had been awarded the Creu de Sant Jordi in 2002, and in 2023 the Palau Robert dedicated the exhibition to him ‘You live Fierro. Smell of turpentine’.

Vives Fierro entered the Llotja de Barcelona at the age of 14 to train in painting and drawing, as well as Cercle Artístic de Sant Lluc. Later he dedicated himself to advertising, like his father, and in the 1960s he lived for a year in Paris, where “he discovered that painting could be his profession,” explains the website dedicated to the artist. Between the 60s and 70s, during military service in SpainVives Fierro continued painting and had an exhibition in Cartagena and Barcelona, ​​a time in which he focused on painting landscapes, marine areas and the Pyrenees.

Later, during a trip to London, he explored his vision of “how every city is a landscape”, and from that moment on he decided to paint cities such as London, Paris, New York, Havana, Venice, Madrid and Barcelona, ​​and exhibited throughout Spain. Starting in 2010, the artist was inspired by Victorian dolls, and how he remembered them from his time in Paris as “a mix between ‘clochards’ and clowns”, to create the characters he called ‘Ninho’.