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Toni Catany

Lluchmajor, Mallorca, 1942
Natura morta 73, Fotografía giclée, 40 × 30 cm

About the artist

The sadly missed photographer Toni Catany is today considered one of the great masters of contemporary Catalan photography.  Through his photographs this great artist opens the doors for us on to his most intimate and sincere world.  This is perhaps why his images emit such a universal and timeless air, connecting with people of many different ages and nationalities.

The artist developed photographs of very diverse subjects during his extensive careers, from the unmistakable portraits of his travels (one of his great passions) to the delicacy of a lower, wrapped in his unique and special surrounding created in his studio in the Raval district.

Catany was a self-taught artist, who lived and worked in Barcelona from 1960 until his death, he made over a hundred solo exhibitions all over the world. Amongst the most emblematic shows stand out the anthological exhibition in 2000 at the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (MNAC), Toni Catany, l’artista en el seu paradís. Or the posthumous “D’anar i tornar” at the Fundació La Pedrera in 2016.  Amongst the awards he received one ca find: 1991, the French Ministry of Culture awards hims the Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. In 2001 the Generalitat awarded him the Premi Nacional d’Arts Plàstiques and the Ministeri de Cultura, the Premio Nacional de Fotografía. In 2003 he received the Ramon Llull prize for the Arts granted by the Government of the Balearic Islands, and in 2015 he was declared Fill il·lustre of the city of Llucmajor.

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