1932
  • Born in Monistrol de Calders, Barcelona on July 25th. Son of Jose Puigmarti Canadell and Mercé Valls Codina. He was the oldest of five children; his siblings are Robert, Pilar, Conxita and Enric.
  • 1944
  • This year and the next, he exhibits paintings along with his father during the Castelltercol town festival.
  • 1956
  • Exhibits at Syra Galleries in Barcelona from June 2nd to 15th.
  • Catalouge introduction by Sabastia Gasch.
  • 1957
  • He makes his first trip to Sweden, where he would live for about four months. He has a show at Böras-Jonkoping in Gothenburg.
  • He makes a window display for Biodramina pills at the Rauric pharmacy, in Barcelona’s Plaza Tetuán Passig de Sant Joan. He wins first prize for Spanish pharmaceuticals.
  • 1958
  • His second trip to Sweden, where he meets Catalan painter Emilio Moliner, with whom he would share a long friendship. He shows at the Vallingby Center in Stockholm.
  • 1959
  • His third stay in Sweden. He shows at the Sture Galleriet in Stockholm.
  • 1960
  • Exhibits at Syra Galleries in Barcelona from October 28th to November 13th. Catalouge introduction by Juan-eduardo Cirlot.
  • 1961
  • In the month of March, he holds a show along with Martin Bradley and Emilio Moliner at the Galerie Hybler in Copenhagen.
  • 1962
  • He has a show at the San Jorge Gallery in Madrid.
  • 1971
  • Exhibits at the Vasastadens Konstsalong, Gothenburg, from November 6th to 20th.
  • 1973
  • Exhibits at the Romanet Gallery, Paris, from May 14th to 30th.
  • Catalouge introduction by Jean Dalevéze. Directed the Jean Paul Scarpita Gallery.
  • 1974
  • Exhibits at the Sant Jordi Art Gallery in Girona, January 24th.
  • Exhibits “La femme et les mosquetaires” (“The Woman and the Musketeers”) at the Romanet Gallery, Paris, from May 27th to June 18th.
  • Participates with Bellmar, Bernard Buffet, Daboval, Masson and Picaso in the show entitled “Un peu d’erotisme” (“A little Eroticism”). Galerie Romanet, April 29th to May 15th.
  • Exhibits at the Galerie deu Théatre, Geneva, from May 2nd to 21st.
  • 1975
  • Makes an erotic table for Michel Renoma
  • 1976
  • The Manuel Marce Gallery from Sitges presents him at ArtExpo, Barcelona.
  • Participates with Grau-Santos, Jacus, Spitzer, Shart and Verdier in the group show at the Galerie d’Art Matignon, Paris.
  • 1979
  • Is invited to participate in the show entitled “Art sans Frontières XI” (“Art without Frontiers XI”) at the Galerie Isy Brachot in Brussels, from January 25th to February 24th.
  • 1980
  • Makes the lithographs “Queen of Hearts” and “Caracol” (“Snail”) for Visual Environments, Fine Arts Galleries and Publishers, Tarzana.
  • 1981
  • Makes 225 prints of the lithograph “Central Park” signed with the Marti pseudonym for the Original Print Collectors Group from New York.
  • 1987
  • He takes one of his many trips to Japan, this time to Osaka, Tokio, Matsué, Yokohama…
  • 1989
  • Returns to Catalonia. Sets up house in Sitges.
  • 1993
  • Exhibits at the Eduma Art Gallery. Linares, Jaén, from October 8th to 30th.
  • Participates in Europ´art. International Modern Art Salon. Geneva, May 5th to 9th. Prensented by Eduma Gallery, Linares.
  • Participates in the Biennial Show of Contemporary Sculpture. Posthumous homage to the sculptor Remigio Menduburn, Hondarribia, March to May.
  • 1995
  • Makes the poster for the 5oth Bicycle Tour of Spain.
  • Moves into the Hotel Estela Barcelona in Sitges.
  • Exhibits at Cau d’Arts, Barcelona, from December 19th, introduced by Florentino Collabtes.
  • Designs the illustration for the Christmas card of the Hotel Estela Barcelona, Sitges.
  • 1996
  • Designs the illustration for the Christmas card of the Hotel Estela Barcelona, Sitges.
  • 1998
  • Participates in “Petit format de grans firmes” (“Small Formats by Major Artists”) along with other artists such as Cuixart, Dali, Grau Garriga, Amélia Riera, Gerad Sala, Subirachs, Tàpies…Canals Art Gallery, December.
  • 2000
  • Participates in “Encuentro con el Arte Actual” (“An Encounter with Today’s Art”) at Caja Madrid’s Obra social, in July in Barcelona.
  • 2004
  • Presentation of the book “Josep Puigmarti Sunrise. H214” and exhibit at the Hotel del Arte, Sitges.
  • 2005
  • Exhibits at the Renne Metras Gallery in Barcelona.
  • Participates in the group exhibits “Visiones y Sugerencias” (“Visions and Suggestions”) in honor of Quixote, along with Josep Guinovart, Josep Grau-Garriga, Eduard Arranz-Bravo… The exhibit travels to several Spanish cities. Sitges, Madrid…
  • In December he exhibits 120 large format works at the Renmin Da Dao Museum in Shanghai.
  • He gives the Sitges Town Hall two large format paintings entitled “Alien Fashion in Sitges”.
  • 2006
  • He gives the Futbol Club Barcelona Museum the painting “Soci 333.333” (“Member no. 333.333”) in Barcelona.
  • Participates in the “Acto a beneficio de la Fundaciòn Vicente Ferrer” (“Vivente Ferrer Foundation Benefit Event”), presented by Josep Maria Cadena, along with works by Chillida, Subirach, Aguillar Moré, Antonio Lopez, … at the Diocesa Museum in Barcelona, from April to May.
  • Exhibits at the Guangdong Museum in China. “Obras maestro del Surrealismo” (“Masterpieces of Surrealism”). 105 pieces from among his best oil paintings and sculptures until May.
  • Visits the French village of Bourg-madame, where he presents several works. June.
  • Makes a sculpture for Els cafés de Rusinol (Rusinol’s Cafe’s) in Sitges. July.
  • Exhibits over 80 large format works at the Hotel H10 Andalucia Plaza in Marbella, from August to December.
  • Participates in “Marb Art septiembre” (“September Marb’Art”) at the 2nd Marbella International Contemporary Art Fair in September.
  • Participates in “Sentiment en trànsit” (“Feeling in Transit”) A tribute to Cuixart along with other artists like Modest Cuixart, Lorenzo Quinn, … in Barcelona, from September to October.

  • Puigmartí, Ibiza, 1966

    Puigmartí painting a model’s body, Paris

    Josep Puigmartí

    Josep Puigmartí

    Josep Puigmartí