José Corredor-Matheos

Alcázar De San Juan, 14th of July 1929. He graduated in Law (which he has not practised) from the University of Barcelona, where he lives. He was a director of the Supplements of the Enciclopedia Espasa, chief editor of “Cuadernos de Arquitectura y Urbanismo”, artistic assessor of the Barcelona College of Architects, editor of the Gran Larousse Catalá encyclopaedia and art critic for the magazines “Destino”, “Triunfo” and “Cambio 16”. He was also the founder and first president of the Catalan Association of Art Critics and president in Cataluña of the Asociación Colegial de Escritores.

He has published 15 volumes of poetry, subsequently collected in Poesía 1951-1975 (1981) and Poesía 1970-1994 (2000). His two most recently published volumes of poetry are: El don de la ignorancia (2004) and Un pez que va por el jardín (2007). He is the author of the anthology Poesía Esencial de la Poesía Catalana (1983 y 2001) and of more than fifty books about contemporary art themes, ceramics, the history of toys, architecture and industrial design.

His awards include the Premio Boscán de Poesía 1961, the Premio Nacional de Traducción entre Lenguas Españolas 1984, the Premi d’Arts Plàstiques de la Generalitat de Catalunya 1993, the Premio Nacional de Poesía 2005 and the Premio Ciudad de Barcelona de Literatura en lengua castellana 2008. He is a member of the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, an honorary member of the Acadèmia de Belles Arts de Sant Jordi y a member of the Internacional de Cerámica. He was awarded the Medalla de Oro al Mérito Artístico del Ayuntamiento de Barcelona e Hijo Predilecto de la Comunidad de Castilla-La Mancha.

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