Ramón Nadal Horrach (Palma, 1913 - 1999)
Ramón Nadal was born in Palma in 1913. He studied at the School of Applied Arts and Artistic Trades and there he was a pupil of Llorenç Cerdà and Francesc Rosselló, who started him within the luminous realism that characterizes his first works. Later he will be a disciple of Francisco Bernareggi. When he was only 13 years old, he exhibited for the first time at the La Veda gallery in Palma. During the postwar period he became one of the most famous young painters. He was associated with numerous artists and intellectuals of his time and is the author of the only surviving portrait of the poet Bartomeu Rossselló-Pòrcel, of whom he was a great friend. He also had a relationship with Anglada Camarassa, Tito Cittadini or Eliseu Maifrèn. From 1940, he participated in the foundation of the Circle of Fine Arts of Palma, where he exhibited his works on several occasions. He stands out as a landscape painter, with a palette full of light and colors, his paintings follow the trace left by the Catalan post-impressionists who, in turn, follow the guidelines of French Impressionism and Post-Impressionism. He was awarded the Medal of Honor of the Circle of Fine Arts of Palma in 1952. In 1953 he was awarded the Ciutat de Palma Prize. Since 1964 he was a Full Member of the Royal Academy of Sant Sebastià.
Source of the image: Jaime III Gallery, texts: https://www.ultimahora.es/noticias/cultura/1999/07/30/952889/muere-anos-pintor-mallorquin-ramon-nadal-horrach.html