Albert Bartés Bóta (Sitges. 1868 – 1950)
"Born In Sitges in 1868, was the son Of Joan Bartés i Jover, a native Of Palamós, and the Sitgetana María Mercè barrel And Sariol, and brother of shoe Manufacturers Ramon And Rossend bartés And barrel. He Was interested in theatre, and was a young man, a company of amateurs made up Of Casino Prado members and directed By Josep Díaz I Blanch; During the decades of 1880 and 1890 he participated in many works, such as the weddings Of Cirilo, La Malvasia de Sitges, the Game of the Nonsense and the Passion, in which he played up to seven different roles.
After living for some time In Barcelona, where he attended The Llotja classes, he returned To Sitges where he devoted himself to decorative painting. In January 1906 he went to Cuba and installed L Thane In Guantánamo. During the sixteen years he lived there, he achieved a strong prestige as an artist and left his record of his work in various buildings in that city. In 1906, only arriving, the countryly Antoni Marsal commissioned him to decorate his hotel Venus, which had recently been rebuilt due to a fire. Months later, the offices of the new Centre of the Colonia Española were in the modernist mode. Later He decorated the parish of Guantánamo (c. 1910). And the Apollo Theater where he performed the work of Interior painter and (1914). In addition, during his stay in Cuba he belonged to various entities of political and cultural interest, holding the positions of member of the delegation of Guantanamo of the Coupling Sitgetà (1915) and deputy Director of the directive of Blok Nationalism Catalònia ( 1921).
In august 1922 he returned To Sitges and continued to develop here his work. In 1924 he painted a curtain for the film screen of the Prado and in 1930 he had the scene in the mouth of the stage. He was Also responsible for decorating the stairs of the main altar of the Parish, conducted under the direction of Josep Vidal I Vidal (1930), the pictorial restoration of Café Subur (1932) and the signage in Catalan, the streets of the Town (1933). (There is currently no trace of these actions). On the other hand, it Took place in the "Sitgetà" Historical Art Exhibition (1925), in the exhibitions of Art of the Penedès, held in Vilafranca (1926), in El Vendrell (1927) and in Vilanova i La Geltrú (1929), and in the artistic exhibitions that in the thirties he organized the Section Of the Federation of Young Christians. He Died in Sitges the month of september of 1950 to the Eighties-two years of age. "
Open: Biographical Dictionary of Sitgetans
Author: Roland Sierra and Farreras
Edition: Sitges City Council
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