Pastel on canson paper "Summer Afternoon"
Spanish artist Joan Raset (1938-2019) was born in Barcelona (Spain). He was trained and worked in technical architecture but in the 70s was attracted to abstract painting ,pastel portraits and figurative works to which he attributed his later artistic evolution.
His pastel works and drawings, very influenced by Egon Schiele, were distinctive and they resulted in several contracts with publishers. El “Desnudo femenino al Pastel” (The Female Nude in Pastel) was one of his most popular books, widely used in schools of art all over the world . In the 90s he began to exhibit from Japan to USA and Europe with remarkable success. In a personal figurative style between post-impressionism and expressionism he produced pastels, drawings and oils on canvas focusing on the female figure as his main subject.