During his stay in Paris from 1912 to 1915, the sculptor worked in a studio of terracotta reproductions of classic art works. His visits to the city zoo awakened his interest in the animals exhibited there. Later, during his stay in Rome, he visited the zoo as well as the museums. It is at this moment that his work goes beyond an understanding of reality to producing works of representation, presenting figures of animals with the simplest of forms. Josep Pujol Montané (1893-1978) After training at the Llotja School of Barcelona, he moved to Paris in 1912 where he lived and worked until 1915, when he moved to Italy for two years. In 1919 he competed in the Art Exhibition of Barcelona City Council. His creative sphere was the animal world and he produced his best works when he simplified the forms, reducing their volumes to essential lines. In the 30s he established himself permanently in Torredembarra, where he founded a studio of artistic figures.