Esther Boix

1927-2014

Biography

Llers, 1927 – Anglès, 2014

Esther Boix was born in Llers on March 26, 1927.

When she was 18 years old, she entered the Barcelona ‘Escola Superior de Belles Arts’, ​​where they taught academically. There she met three other classmates: Mercè Vallverdú, J.Maria Subirachs, sculptor and Ricard Creus, whom she married in 1956. In 1950, together with other painters, they founded the ‘Postectura Group’.

In 1953 she went to Paris on a scholarship, where she discovered what free art meant, which essentially sought intellectual and sensitive enrichment. In 1964 Esther Boix created ‘Estampa Popular’ in Barcelona, and anti Franco group linked to the underground left.

With more than seventy years of production, Esther Boix’s work can be placed in the figurative currents that took place in Catalonia from the late 1940s to the 1970s. At the end of her life she went to live in a farmhouse to reconnect with nature.

The last days of her life she returned to Anglès (Girona), where she died aged 87 on May 26th, 2014.