Manolo Hugué

Barcelona, 1872 – Caldes de Montbui, 1945
Interior, hotel balneari Broquetas de Caldes de MontbuiWatercolor and gouache on the paper menu of the hotel 27 x 21,5 cm

Manuel Martinez Hugué, known as "Manolo", sculptor, painter, jeweler, poet and engraver, worked and lived the bohemian life of an avant-garde artist in Paris and in Ceret. In 1929 he moved permanently to Caldes de Montbui.

From that moment, his pictorial work intensified as his illness hampered the movement of his fingers to mold the clay, which was when painting and immediacy became important. He painted as many portraits as he did interiors with which he lived, such as the Broquetas Spa, where he had stayed.