Montserrat Masdeu Art Prints
Montserrat Masdeu was born in Barcelona, Spain in 1947. Throughout her childhood and school age she assisted and apprenticed with painter Victor Esteban Ripaux. She also attended the Barcelona Baixas Academy, where she prepared for her entrance to the School of Fine Arts and Crafts in Barcelona. Subsequently she studied at the prestigious Massana School in Barcelona.
She began exhibiting her works individually in 1974, and since then has participated in countless exhibitions in cities throughout Spain; and abroad in the United States, Mexico, Paraguay, Colombia, Venezuela, Argentina, France, UK, Italy, and Russia. In 1983 she established the Art School of Barria in Barcelona.
In May 1988 Masdeu was selected to represent "Paisajes de Cataluña" (Landscapes of Catalonia) in Caja de Madrid, Aranjuez, Madrid. In addition, she was commissioned to complete a collection of works for the University of California in Berkeley.
Masdeu's goal is to pass on to the viewer the feelings evoked by the places and situations in which she lives so intensely. Her landscapes reflect her world; they are the fruit born of many hours of study and reflection. Her passion is evident in her singular paintings of Venice, Paris and London-their façades, gardens, greenhouses and patios. No matter what the setting, Masdeu always manages to instill her particular Mediterranean sensibility into her paintings.
Masdeu has participated in several television programs and interviews concerning the arts, and has been featured in group and solo exhibitions. Her works appear in numerous public and private collections, as well as in museums of Europe, Japan, South and Central America, and the United States.