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Ricardo Opisso Sala

Aliases: Bigre, Ricard Opisso Sala, Ricard Opisso, Ricardo Opisso

Illustrator, Caricaturist, Painter

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Biography

Opisso Sala was born in Tarragona yet before he was two years old he moved with his family to Barcelona. Under the influence of the works of Antonio Gaudí, in Barcelona, the power of the art nouveau style found expression in Opisso’s art. He became a noted Spanish painter, draftsman , cartoonist and illustrator for publications like Cu-cut! ( in 1903) and L’Esquella of Torratxa (after 1912). After this Opisso departs from political satire to engage in more popular images while working with the magazine TBO (in 1919). After WWI Opisso’s paintings were celebrated in Barcelona’s galleries and again in 1953 he received special recognition in his birthplace of Tarragona.

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