Josep Maria Subirachs

Josep Maria Subirachs i Sitjar ( born March 11, 1927 in Barcelona) is a Catalan sculptor and painter from Catalonia. One of his best known works is the Passion facade of the Basilica of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona.


  • Important data and works of art 1957: Forma 212.Skulptur in the gardens of Mundet. It is the first abstract work of art, situated on the main street of Barcelona.
  • 1967: artwork, Espai
  • 1968 Monument to Mexico
  • 1983: Monument for the Olympic Games, on display in the office of the CIO, Lausanne ( Switzerland )
  • 1984: Monument to Pau Casals, Vendrell
  • Since 1987: The Passion facade of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona
  • 1989: Monument Unión of the Orient and Occident, Seoul (South Korea)
  • 1991 Monument to Francesc Macia President in the Plaça de Catalunya, Barcelona


  • Member of the Reial Academia Catalana de Belles Arts de Sant Jordi, Barcelona
  • "Corresponding Member " of the Hispanic Society of America in New York
  • Member of the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando in Madrid.
  • Award from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
  • Honorary Award of the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de Santa Isabel de Hungría in Seville

The asteroid 134124 Subirachs, discovered in 2005, was named honorary after him.