Landscape and seascape painter that was born in Barcelona in 1859 and he died, in the same city, in 1940.
He started his artistic training at the Llotja School of Arts in Barcelona and he was a disciple of Antoni Caba and Ramo Martí Alsina, with who, began making romàntic style landscapes. I 1878 he travelled to Paris to expand his artistic knowledge and, during his stay, almost coincided with the públic beginning of the Impresionism, fact that influenced his way of painting. One year later, he travelled to Italy, where he met catalan artists like Ramon Tusquets, Arcadi Mas i Fondevila, Enric Serra or Joan Llimona, among others. When he returned to Spain, he won the Gold Medal of the Valencia Regional Exhibition.
In 1883 he returned to Paris, where he made different drawings and watercolors of views of the city and cafes, with which obtained a great recognition from the critics and the french públic. At the end of the 80’s he stablished in Barcelona, exhibited his artworks at the Barcelona Watercolor Center and he made his first solo exhibition at the Sala Parés in Barcelona where, from then, he exhibited regularly. In those years, Meifrén also became part of a modernist group and frequented Els Quatre Gats.
In 1890 he travelled for third time to the french capital to participate in the Fine Art Salon and also in the Independent Salon of 1892, with Ramon Casas and Santiago Rusiñol, artists whom he created the group of Sitges one year earlier.
Meifrén exhibited in various exhibitions and competitions and he was awarded in different ocasions such as the Silver medal at the Universal of Brussels in 1910, the grand prize at the Universal of Buenos Aires that same year or the medal of honor at the International o San Francisco in 1915, among others.
His initial landscapes, characterized for an academic and romantic concept, evolved later into an impressionist language. Meifrén abandoned the roman preciousness to use a technique of loose brush-stroke and clear palette, in which the lighting conception approached to the orbit of Modest Urgell.
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