As part of a series by the MNAC dedicated to highlighting the work of the region’s most revered artists, an exciting new exhibition in Barcelona showcases the work of Xavier Gosé (1876-1915).

One of the most influential Catalan artists of the early 20th century, Gosé was born in 1876 and began his career as an illustrator, and frequented the famous Els Quatre Gats cafe in Barcelona’s old town – also a frequent rendezvous of Picasso and Joan Miro.

In 1900, Gosé moved to Paris where he soon became renowned for his elegant artwork, which mostly depicted scenes of everyday French society such as people strolling along the boulevards, ladies lounging in cafes and horse races. His work brought fin-de-siècle Paris to life.

After the outbreak of World War I, Gosé moved back to his native Catalunya, and sadly died shortly afterwards from tuberculosis.
This current exhibition coincides with the centenary of Gosé’s death, and celebrates his enduring legacy in both the Catalan and international art scenes.

More information here: http://www.museunacional.cat/es/xavier-gose-1876-1915-ilustrador-de-la-modernidad