The Spanish Juan Ripollés (1932) followed an evening drawing course at the Fransisco Ribalta School in Castellón, the town he grew up in. After a difficult up-bringing in post-war Spain Ripollès moves to Paris where he discovers a new world of creativity and freedom. Here he creates a world of love and tenderness, where sobriety and expressiveness are key. Through clear colors, color contrasts and an unique classical form of art, he expresses and creates positive, simple and universal feelings. Ripollès’ art is included in important collections around the world. He was also honored with a grand book of his entire oeuvre and the honorable prize ‘merites de artes’.