Antoni Tapies was a Spanish painter, graphic artist and sculptor and is said to be one of his country’s most important artists of informal art. In 1944, he began to study law, but dropped it in 1946 to finally dedicate himself to art. As his first exhibitions have been so successful, he received a scholarship in Paris. There, he got to know artists of the Art Informel like Jean Fautrier and Jean Dubuffet.
- Born: 13 December 1923
- Place of birth: Barcelona, Spain
- Died on: 6 February 2012
- Nationality: Spanish
- Studied at: Law at University of Barcelona
- Similar artists: Hans Hartung, Eduardo Chillida, Joan Miro
- Era: Contemporary art
- Stylistic direction: Informal art
From the 1960s onwards, he is internationally known, receives numerous awards and prizes, and his artworks and editions are exhibited at important exhibitions such as the Biennale in Venice and the documenta in Kassel.