Carme Solé Vendrell
Illustrator, painter, sculptor
She was born in the Horta district of Barcelona in 1944.
She studied painting at the Escola Massana in Barcelona.
In 1968 he illustrated his first book.
Internationally recognized for her illustrations of children's books, she is also the author of some of the text.
She has illustrated texts by Gabriel García Márquez, Salvador Espriu, Mercè Rodoreda, Bertold Brecht and Miquel Martí i Pol, among others.
The work that consecrates her internationally is La Lluna d'en Joan, of which she is also the author of the text.
Other awards include the National Illustration Prize 1978, Octogone de Fonte 1992, Creu de Sant Jordi 2006, the National Culture Prize 2012, the National Trajectory Illustration Prize 2013.
In 1997 Anthology at the National Museum of Taipei / Taiwan.
In 1992 he began painting children's faces that are presented in the exhibition La Lluna d'en Joan, Palau de la Virreina 2001 and Ibtihal, Castell de Cornellà 2006.
In 2014, after illustrating Brecht's poem The Children's Crusade, he made a commitment, through painting, to demand that children's rights be respected with the WHY?
In 2018, on the occasion of his 50 years of artistic career, the Government of the Generalitat is organizing a retrospective exhibition of his work WHY? Why / Carme Solé Vendrell, at the Palau Robert in Barcelona, who then travels to Tortosa, Cardedeu, Ripoll and Manresa.
In 2018 WHY installation? / VIEWS on the Diagonal façade of the Palau Robert.
In 2019 he created the sculpture The smallest of all, commissioned by the General Directorate of Dissemination of the Generalitat de Catalunya and the sculpture Alícia, commissioned by the Catalan Academy of Music for the Alícia Awards.
Action "WHY?" at the Port of Barcelona 2020.