• Oscar Tusquets is an architect by profession, designer by adaptation, painter by vocation and writer out of the need to make friends, Tusquets is the prototype of the all-round artist that the specialization of the modern world has brought to the verge of extinction.

    He was born in Barcelona in 1941, he took primary school at Deutsche Schule and he graduated as an architect in 1965 from the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura in Barcelona. At the same time, he attended Escuela de Artes y Oficios (Llotja), where he won the First Sculpture Drawing Prize in 1955 and the one of Natural Drawing  in 1959.

    He collaborated in the studio of Federico Correa and Alfonso Milà from 1961 to 1964. In 1964, he founded Studio Per with Lluís Clotet, Pep Bonet and Cristian Cirici. With the first one he carried out the vast majority of his projects until 1984.

    In 1980 he was invited to the Rhode Island School of Design (RISDI). From then on, he lectured and directed workshops at Harvard, Yale, Princeton, UCLA and University of Miami, as well as in European universities such as Paris, London, Lausanne, München, Milano, Rome, Napoli and several Spanish cities.
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    In 1983 he was nominated Patrono Vitalicio of Fundación Gala Salvador Dalí by explicit desire of the painter. In 1987 he formed a partnership with Carlos Díaz, Oscar Tusquets Blanca Arquitecturas,  to develop projects in Spain, France, Holland and Japan.

    Since 2008 he works alone or with the sporadic help of young collaborators trained in his studio. As a designer, he is a founding member of Bd Ediciones de Diseño and launched his career as a furniture and object designer with this group. He later collaborated with prestigious Spanish, Italian and German factories. Some of his pieces are part of the collections of important museums such as the Moma in New York or the George Pompidou centre in Paris.

    Although he began painting when he was young, it is no long since his paintings can be bought. He has exhibited in national and international galleries. In 2003 he published the artbook ANNA (RqueR editorial), tribute to Anna Bohigas,  and in 2015 the erotic painting artbook HOT DAYS (Umberto Allemandi & Co).

    Among other awards he has received the Premio Nacional de Diseño, the Medalla de Oro al Mérito en las Bellas Artes, the insignia of Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, and the Creu de Sant Jordi. He has twice won the Premio Ciutat de Barcelona, and several FAD de Arquitectura and Delta de Diseño.