A significant Spanish impressionist painter, Joan Beltran Bofill was born near Barcelona in 1934 and lived in the province of Catalonia throughout his lifetime. He studied art in Escuela Superior de Artes de San Jordi and at the Escuela de Artes y Oficio Casa Lonja. While serving in the military in Majorca, Bofill was inspired by the works of Anglada Camarasa, another Catalan painter. The warm Mediterranean scenery of Majorca served as a great influence to Bofill and scenes of the nearby ocean and rich landscapes can be found in many of his works.
In 1972, Bofill pursued his career in painting with a background in drawing, composition and color theory. He continued to explore the effect of light in the Mediterranean in his compositions and dappled shadows and filtered light predominate is works. His strength in figurative painting with a focus on femininity and beauty make him a modern impressionist painter. He was inspired by the works of Goya, Bosch, Durer and Botticelli and travels to international locales such as London and Paris played an important part in the artist’s oeuvre. To date, Bofill has had one-man exhibitions in several Spanish cities including Madrid, Valencia and Palma de Mallorca.