The Spanish Civil War profoundly affects his adolescence.
Tapies suffers from a serious pulmonary disease followed by a lengthy convalescence during which he becomes interested in art.
Tapies studies design at the Valls Academy and creates his first abstract works.
He establishes the Dau Al Set review (The 7th Face of the Die) with Ponç, Tharrats and Cuixart. He meets Miro whose influence causes him to enter a period.
Tapies becomes interested in oriental art. He is particularly interested in oriental calligraphy.
Tapies receives a scholarship from France and meets Braque, Picasso, Dubuffet, Fautrier and Michel Tapié in Paris.
He abandons surrealism and begins working with abstraction using raw materials, textures and signs.
Tapiès becomes internationally famous when he exhibits at the Stadler gallery in Paris.
Tapies‘s works evoke an image of a torn and distressed world with the help of lacerated and scratchy compositions. He creates his first sculptures and assemblies.
Tapies creates his first ceramics with Hans Spinner.
Creation of the Antoni Tapies Foundation in Barcelona.
Antoni Tapiès dies on February 6th in Barcelona at the age of 88.
Tapies - Catalogues Raisonnes
- "Tapiès, l'oeuvre gravé" from Mariuccia Galfetti, in 3 volumes (here the first one is reproduced) reference all the original prints by Tapiès, etchings and lithographs, made between 1947 and 1986. Erker publisher.