These two distinguished looking fellows, are two beloved Catalan artists and one-time Sitges residents from the modernist period.
Santiago Rusiñol i Prats (1861 – 1931) was a Barcelona-born painter, poet, collector, cultural agitator, dramatist, amateur archaeologist, and journalist of the modernist period. His close links with Sitges include the building of his home and studio, now the museum Cau Ferrat.
Ramon Casas i Carbó (1866 – 1932) was also born in Barcelona and was a portraitist known for his sketches and paintings of the intellectual, economic, and political elite of Barcelona, Paris and Madrid, as well as for his graphic design work, whose posters and postcards helped to define the Catalan modernist art movement.
They now have a prominent home on the Sitges seafront and feature with many a tourist in the family snapshots.