José Balmes

Catalan-Chilean painter (1927-2016)
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José Balmes Parramón (20 January 1927 – 28 August 2016[1]) was a Spanish-born Chilean. He received Chile's National Prize for Plastic Arts in 1999. He was the husband of artist Gracia Barrios. He was born in Montesquiu, Spain.

Balmes died on 28 August 2016 at a hospital in Santiago de Chile from pneumonia-related problems, aged 89.[2]


  1. "A los 89 años falleció el destacado pintor José Balmes" [Distinguished Painter José Balmes Passes Away at Age 89] (in Spanish). ADN Radio. 28 August 2016. Retrieved 22 December 2017.
  2. "Pintor José Balmes está internado por una neumonía" [Painter José Balmes is Hospitalized for Pneumonia] (in Spanish). Retrieved 22 December 2017.