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Gudiol, José

    Full Name: Gudiol, José

    Other Names:

    • José Gudiol Ricart

    Gender: male

    Date Born: 1904

    Date Died: 1985

    Home Country/ies: Spain

    Subject Area(s): Spanish (culture or style)


    Historian of Spanish art. Two important works appeared by him in 1948; he and José Pijoán y Soteras issued their Las pinturas murales románicas de Cataluña and he and Juan Antonio Gaya Nuño published their Arquitectura y escultura románicas, the latter for the important Ars Hispaniae series. Gudiol introduced the Spanish symbologist Juan Eduardo Cirlot to Gothic art. 1985 saw the death of three emenent Spanish-subject art historians, Harold E. Wethey, Enrique Lafuente Ferrari and Gudiol.

    Selected Bibliography

    Goya. 4 vols. Barcelona, 1970; and Pijoán, José. Las pinturas murales románicas de Cataluña. Barcelona: Alpha 1948; and Gaya Nuño, Juan Antonio. Arquitectura y escultura románicas. Madrid: Editorial Plus-Ultra 1948.


    Bazin, Germain. Histoire de l’histoire de l’art; de Vasari à nos jours. Paris: Albin Michel, 1986 p. 443; [obituary:] Archivo Espanol de Arte 58 (October/December 1985): 466-467.


    "Gudiol, José." Dictionary of Art Historians (website).

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