Ángel Ferrant
Madrid, 1890
Madrid, 1961
Fotografía del artista Ángel Ferrant
Ángel Ferrant


Ángel Ferrant (Madrid, 1890 – 1961) studied at the Arts and Trades School of the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando [Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando] in Madrid. In 1913 he discovered Futurism in Paris. From 1920 – 1934 he was a professor at the Escola de la Llotja [Llotja School] in Barcelona. He was part of the group Els Evolucionistes [The Evolutionists], who sought to formally innovate figurative art. In 1926 he traveled to Vienna. His standout works of the time include his bas-reliefs on the motif of bullfighting and Head of A Woman (1927), which paved the way for a new style of sculptural figuration.

In the 1930s Surrealism and geometry converged in Ángel Ferrant’s work with a spirit that was reminiscent of the Abstraction-Création group. His sculptures incorporated found objects. The monograph Mis objetos [My Objects] (1934), with texts by himself and Sebastià Gasch, summarized this period. In 1934 he settled in Madrid. He collaborated with the itinerant university theater group La Barraca and, along with Guillermo de Torre, he was the main promoter of the Amics de l’Art Nou [Friends of New Art] group.

Loyal to the Republic, he spent the Spanish Civil War in Madrid and Valencia. During the postwar period he was a key reference for artists at the Escuela de Altamira [School of Altamira] and those in the Dau al Set [Dice on Seven] and El Paso groups. After his death a large portion of his oeuvre was destroyed following his instructions.