Carles Casagemas

Barcelona, 1880 – París, 1901
Paisatge (Landscape)Oil on carboard 15,5 x 24,5 cm

He is perhaps the Catalan artist with least amount of work, with the least amount of history and one of the most mentioned. A small amount of artwork and a short history because he committed suicide at the age of 20, on the 17th of February 1901, in the Hippodrome Restaurant in Paris. The reason: he was love sick. He is one of the of the most mentioned artists because he was the childhood friend of Pablo Picasso, as they both frequented Els Quatre Gats, shared a studio in Barcelona and went to Paris together, where they shared the studio that had been left to them by Isidre Nonell. Picasso dedicated the large and well-known oil painting "Life" to him.