Juan Ripolles was born in September 1932 in Castellón, Valencia, in Spain, where he currently lives and works. After a youthful period in Paris, he returned to Spain but occasionally he took study trips to Holland, Mexico and, once again, to France. His artistic training could not avoid being compared to and influenced by one of the giants of 20th century art, Picasso.
Despite this, Ripollés found his own dreamy and ironic way to characterize the figures in his works. His way of working looks at the figures of simple people, country folk; his is a popular art, one that is steeped in the pages of characters from Don Quixote della Mancha.
Born: 1932 – Castelan, Valencia, Spain