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Juan Fortuny

A work of art signed by Fortuny is, first and foremost, a suite of details, each and every one of wich is of primary importance. A surprising and outstanding composition, fruit of long years of experirnce with colours, canvas, techniques, visits to galleries and museums.

The route that leads to Juan Fortuny today takes the traveller backwards in time, to his childhood. He was born in Badalona (Spain) a small fishing town near to Barcelona, on the 20th of April, 1939.

"I must admit that my youth was conditioned by what my parents expected of me. They wanted me to be an engineer, but I wanted to devote my life to art. But finally I ended up with 23 years old engineering." Four years later his affair with drawings, his passion, triumphed and started a new career as a painter.

Fortuny’s surrounding world, his private life, like him, is contradictory, passionate. His house reflcts on his personality. It can be completely classical, modern or even vanguardist. His home, a roomy and stately building dating back to before the Twelfth Century, is close the Montserrat Mountain, a natural park where pines and fir trees predominate. Juan Fortuny lives in constant contact with nature.

 

Realism is a mark of Fortuny’s work. Tidy painting, where the central theme is treated exquisitely, with care, and as if in contrast, there is the background, where the brush and stroke become freer, blending into powerful and intense chromatic abstraction.

As far as subjets go, he feels equally at ease with a floral as with a figurative subjet, with a landscape or with horses, which are his weakness. Horses galloping, horses peacefully grazing in a corral.

Fortuny has participated in exhibitions all arround the world and his work figure in very important private collections in Europe, USA, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Canada, Australia,...



He has been honoured for his work with:

  • Premio S.I.M.O.
  • Medalla d’argent au merité artistique
  • Mencion Honorable Salon du Val D’or
  • Premio de Honor, Exhibición de Pintura Europea en
  • California

  • Gran Medalla VIII Prix Côte d’Azur