Lluis Ribas was born on December 28, 1949, in Masnou, Spain, a coastal town in the Maresme district near Barcelona. Ribas spent hours on the beach tracing his first drawings in the sand. His mother dreamed of a life for him that would be less difficult than that of a fisherman. At nine years of age he began studying drawing and painting with Jose Maris Martinez. He entered the “Escuela Massana” in Barcelona when he was 13. In 1975, at the age of 25, Ribas held his first one-man exhibition which immediately earned him international acclaim. Since then, Ribas has continued to show his works in some of the most prestigious galleries in Europe and the United States. To date, five books have been published about his paintings.