Antoni Tàpies (1923-2012) Spain

Antoni Tapies was a Catalan painter, graphic artist and sculptor. In 1948 Tapies was instrumental in founding the group “Dau al Set” with a focus on art revolving around Surrealism and Dadaism. Tapies is known for his informal art, influenced by the works of Miro and Dubuffet. During the 1960s, his paintings moved in a more ascetic direction with an emphasis on structure and material effects, often using clay and marble dust.