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The renowned Catalan painter Montserrat Gudiol Corominas was born in 1933 in Barcelona, daughter of the art historian Josep Gudiol Ricart, she taught herself and arrived at her artistic language through her preoccupation with Catalan Gothic art combined with Surreal elements and influenced by Picasso's blue and pink periods. Gudiol uses an ancient painting technique: she applies colors in fine layers onto wooden panels grounded in plaster.
In 1981 she became the first woman admitted to the Real Academia Catalana of Fine Arts of San Jordi. In 1998 she received the Cross of St. George.