De Vilallonga Rosell
Born in 1927 in Catalonia, Spain Jesus Carlos de Vilallonga draws since his tender age. He first studies architecture at the university of Barcelona. Following these studies, he decides to become a painter and starts a workshop near the one of Jordi Bonet, a sculptor and painter very well regarded then. Moving to Paris in 1952, he seeks the amelioration of his artistic techniques.
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Vilallonga moves to Canada in 1955, travelling between there and Catalonia all his lifelong. He meets great Quebecois painters like Guido Molinari, Jean-Paul Mousseau, Armand Vaillancourt and many signatories of the important artistic Manifeste des plasticiens. During his presence in the province of Quebec, he gets to know many artistic courants that are typical of the country. Perhaps he decides not to follow these and develops his own style.
The themes of the city landscape, the woman, love and mankind are those that he cherishes. His style is refined in Quebec and he learns to love this place in his own way, inspiring himself from the very specific history of the province. Vilallonga takes part in many exhibitions around Canada, United States and Europe. Many books and references talk about his exceptional career, as he is nominated knight of the Ordre National du Québec in 2011.