BARCELONA, 1909 – SANT CUGAT DEL VALLÈS, 1985 Cabanas Alibau
Through a good mastery of color, he basically painted landscapes of Sant Cugat, Catalonia and Huesca.
His painting stood out for the constant search of beauty to manifest everything that surrounds man.
He studied perspective and set design at the Theater Institute, together with Adrià Gual. He learned the trade of a painter at the Baixas Academy in Barcelona. During the Civil War, in 1937, he joined the topography section for his knowledge of drawing. After the war he moved to Madrid where he met and studied the classic works of museums.
In 1943 he was awarded the First Prize of Catalonia at the National Exhibition of Fine Arts held in Madrid. He cultivated a figurative style, with a broad brushstroke, which conveys a great gestural vitality. Through a good mastery of color, he painted basically landscapes of Sant Cugat, Catalonia and Huesca. His painting stood out for the constant search for beauty to manifest everything that surrounds man. Cabanas Alibau was also a writer. Of its literary production they emphasize a theater work, the black masía (1964), a compilation of narrations, the window of my study (Incoherencias of a painter) (1978) and the novel a seller of books.
In 2002, a sculpture in his memory, work of Pascal Plasencia, was inaugurated next to the Royal Monastery of Sant Cugat.