Santiago Rusiñol

Spanish author and painter; (1861-1931)

Santiago Rusiñol i Prats (Catalan: [səntiˈaɣu ruziˈɲɔl], Spanish: [santiˈaɣo rusiˈɲol]; Barcelona 25 February 1861 – Aranjuez 13 June 1931) was a Catalan naturalist painter, author, and playwright.

Statue of Santiago Rusiñol in Sitges.

He was born in Barcelona in 1861, and died in Aranjuez in 1931 while painting its famous gardens.

He influenced Pablo Picasso as a modern artist, and also left a lot of modernist buildings in Sitges, a town from Catalonia very influenced by that artist. He was a modernist artist and there is a street in Sant Cugat del Vallés, a town near Barcelona, with his name.