Catalan painter, author and playwright. He was included in the Modernist period. Rusiñol was the son of a rich businessman from Barcelona, and despite being the heir to the family company he took the life of an artist. From 1889 and 1899 he lived in Paris, where he exhibited his works at the Salons. During those years he developed an addiction to morphine that would cause him serious health problems. In 1899 he returned to Spain and became the leader of the Modernist movement. In the XXth Century he entered a new creative phase, marked by his dedication to theater and his specialization in painting gardens all over Spain. He died in Aranjuez in 1931 while he was painting its famous gardens.