JOAN RUBIÓ Y BELLVER (Reus, Baix Camp 1871 – Barcelona1952). Architect graduated in 1892, belongs to the final generation of Modernism and developed the bulk of his work from 1900. Disciple and collaborator of Antoni Gaudí, with whom he worked until 1905, was one of the most important encoder of the architectural ideas of his teacher and started the architectural movement that later was known as Gaudinism.
On his own, he built a remarkable series of buildings in Barcelona including the Houses Golferichs Macari (1901) in the Gran Via, the Casa Isabel Pomar street Girona, Av Blanc Frare Dr. Andreu, Manuel Dolcet House, Av De Vallvidrera, the churches of the Industrial and Promotion of Piety.
Outside Barcelona, he designed several houses in the Colonia Güell, in Mallorca, the Church of Sant Miquel de la Roqueta, in Ripoll, the Cellers Raventós in Raimat or an elderly nursing in Igualada.
These works are some of the most representative of his style, which is an interpretation of the traditional craft used in an expressionistic line technology wisely.