Francesc Miralles i Galaup (1848 – 1901)
He attended the then new Collegi Maristes Valldemia in Mataró, where he began to scribble drawings in his notebooks and became convinced that he should be an artist. When he turned eighteen he moved to Paris.
During his first years there, he copied masterworks at the Louvre. He eventually had several small studios in Monmartre and he exhibited regularly at the Salon and the Sala Parés, back home in Barcelona.