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Spanish author (1861-1931)wd:Q366930
country of citizenship: Spain
language of expression: Catalan, Spanish
occupation: poet, painter, writer, art critic, journalist, novelist
Santiago Rusiñol i Prats (Catalan: [səntiˈaɣu ruziˈɲɔl], Spanish: [santiˈaɣo rusiˈɲol]; Barcelona 25 February 1861 – Aranjuez 13 June 1931) was a Spanish painter, poet, journalist, collector and playwright. He was one of the leaders of the Catalan modernisme movement. He created more than a thousand paintings and wrote over a hundred titles in Catalan and Spanish, plus an extensive number of articles. All of which places him as a decisive reference in art, literature, and aesthetic ideals of the turn of the twentieth century.
He influenced Pablo Picasso as a modern artist.
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