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Joan Hernandez Pijuan (Barcelona, 1931 - 2005) is a Spanish painter and printmaker who has held over 200 solo exhibitions and whose work has shown in many countries

Joan Hernandez Pijuan (Barcelona, 1931 - 2005) is a Spanish painter and printmaker who has held over 200 solo exhibitions and whose work has shown in Spain, Germany, Austria, France, UK, Portugal, Switzerland, Italy, Finland, USA, Mexico, Russia, Japan, Korea and South Africa among other countries.

He first studied at the School of Arts and Crafts and later at the School of Fine Arts of Sant Jordi, both in Barcelona. He completed his training in Paris at the Ecole des Beaux Arts, where he learned etching and lithography. In 1976, Joan Hernández Pijuan works as a professor in the School of Fine Arts of Sant Jordi. After that, he became professor of Painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Barcelona, where he was elected Dean in 1994. Two years later he was appointed to the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando in Madrid.

Hernandez Pijuan has many awards, including the Award of the Department of Fine Arts, the National Prize of Plastic Arts and the National Prize of Graphic Arts, among others.


He worked at Grupo Quince, and some of his works at COON ART were made there.


Grupo Quince was a studio and gallery, key within the scene graph contemporary Spanish that was born in the early 70's, responding to socio-cultural concerns of the moment as well as the emergence of artists experimenting with different printmaking techniques. For 14 years, Grupo 15 provided a framework for the professional development of more than one hundred artists. Some of the artists who made their works in this studio were the artists of the movements "Dau al Set", "El Paso", Equipo Crónica, and many other internationally renowned that can be found at COON ART.

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