Josep Sala LLorens (1928-2010) From a very young age, this artist revealed a singular passion for art. Despite his parents urging him to study at the Industrial School, his keen interest in art led him to the Llotja School of Art and Trades in Barcelona. He worked in the studio of Ricard Fàbregas, a painter, poster artist and illustrator. In 1947, following the death of his master, at the age of 41, he went on to study aerography at the studio of the specialist Barba. In 1978 he took the decision to move to Altafulla permanently and abandon his advertising career in Barcelona to dedicate himself exclusively to painting. He never regretted this. He began to exhibit throughout the Iberian Peninsula and also exhibited in galleries in Florida in the United States, Japan, France, Brussels, Braga… The profession is one’s training, it is a school in itself, it is the structure that will support the artist when he wishes to take limits flight. Sala is a man of professional iron will-power, which he has long exercised and been recognized for. Once this had been demonstrated, everything that came out of this palette was to be of interest., was to be evidence of the harmonious dialogue among the natural factors: Sala discovered the landscape and landscape had been waiting for him until that moment. Professional success accompanied him wherever he went. In 1983 he was officially appointed the first adopted son of Altafulla.