Together with Rusiñol, Casas was one of the founding members of the Els Quatre Gats circle of artists in Barcelona, and a leading representative of the Catalan Modernista movement. Casas abandoned his studies when he was 11 years old in order to pursue his vocation as a painter. In 1882, aged sixteen, and with the financial support of his father, he travelled to Paris with Santiago Rusiñol. There he studied under Carolus Duran and at the Académie Gervex, where Eugène Carrière and Puvis de Chavannes taught. His talent did not go unnoticed, and just a year later he exhibited at the Salon des Champs Elysées. In 1900 Casas held a solo show at the Sala Parés in Barcelona, establishing him as the leading Catalan portrait painter of the day.
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