Jos� Corredor-Matheos

Alc�zar 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 Catal� 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 Catalu�a of the Asociaci�n Colegial de Escritores.

He has published 15 volumes of poetry, subsequently collected in Poes�a 1951-1975 (1981) and Poes�a 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 jard�n (2007). He is the author of the anthology Poes�a Esencial de la Poes�a 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 Bosc�n de Poes�a 1961, the Premio Nacional de Traducci�n entre Lenguas Espa�olas 1984, the Premi d�Arts Pl�stiques de la Generalitat de Catalunya 1993, the Premio Nacional de Poes�a 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 Acad�mia de Belles Arts de Sant Jordi y a member of the Internacional de Cer�mica. He was awarded the Medalla de Oro al M�rito Art�stico del Ayuntamiento de Barcelona e Hijo Predilecto de la Comunidad de Castilla-La Mancha.