Miquel Rué

1929 - 1967

Biography

Sant Boi de Llobregat, 1929 – París, 1967

He studied at the School of Fine Arts in Barcelona and in Jaume Muxart’s workshop. He exhibited his first works between 1948 and 1950 in group exhibitions of Drawing and Painting in Sant Boi, his hometown.

In 1956 he joined the goup Arte Actual, promoted by the sculptor Moisès Villèlia, together with Anton, Fernando Lerín and Plaza and participated in the exhibitions that the group held in the Municipal Museum of Mataró and in the Municipal Museum of Granollers.

Rué’s work at this time was basically abstract, with compositions based in colors and planes searching for a certain geometrization. In October 1956 he left for Paris with his friend and painter Enric Rabasseda to continue his artistic career in the French capital.

From 1957 to 1959, Rué appeared each year at the group shows organized at the Maison Internationale de la Cité Universitaire in Paris. Between 1960 and 1967 Miquel Rué experienced intense creative activity. He held five individual exhibitions in cities such as Paris, Madrid or London. He also took part in more than twenty group shows throughout Europe, among which stand out those organized by the Musée d’Art Moderne of Paris and the Musée des Beaux-Arts of Nantes, or the four promoted by the Galerie de Beaune in Stockholm, Hamburg, Geneva and Bochum.

Due to a serious lung infection, on April 22, 1967, he died in Paris at the age of thirty-seven.