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About José Drudis-Biada

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José Drudis-Biada
Merle Schipper
Art Historian, Ph.D.

Biography

Born:
Avinyó, Barcelona, Spain.
Son of Juan Drudis and Montserrat Biada de Drudis.
Grandson of Miguel Biada, founder of the first railroad in Spain (Barcelona, Mataro).

Naturalized Citizen: United States of America, 1933.

Director: California Art club, Los Angeles, California; Carson Estate Company, Los Angeles, California; Dominguez Estate Company, Los Angeles, California.

Member: Museum Associates of the Los Angeles County Museum.

Founder and President: José Drudis Foundation.

Biographical References: Who's Who in American Art, Washinton, D.C.; Who's Who in Los Angeles County; Who's Who in California.

Education:

Graduate University of Barcelona, School of Fine Arts, Spain.

Prizes and Awards:

  • Official of Public Instruction, Les Palmes Academiques, Republic of France.
  • Commander Cross, Grand Prix Humanitaire Belge, Belgium.
  • Founder, Water Color Society of Catalonia, Spain.
  • First Award, Real Circulo Artistico de Barcelona, Spain.
  • Gold Medal of City of Mataro, presented by the Mayor of Mataro, Spain.
  • First Award, Watercolor, Friday Morning Club Exhibition, Los Angeles.
  • Second Award, The Pacific Coast Club, Long Beach.
  • Gold Medal, Portraits, California Art Club Annual Exhibition, Los Angeles.
  • Gold Medal, Landscapes, California Art Club Annual Exhibition, Los Angeles.
  • Medal of honor, Scandanavian-American Art Society of Los Angeles.
  • Honorable Mention, California Art club, Greek Theatre, Los Angeles; Ebell Club, Annual Exhibition, Los Angeles; International Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Hollywood; Charles W. Bower Memorial Museum, Santa Ana, California.
  • Second Prize, "Portrait of George Earl Carson," Friday Morning Club, Los Angeles.
  • Invited Exhibitor, Exposición de Paisajistas Catalanes, Palacio Bibliotecas y Museos, Madrid.