Art Brokerage: Joaquin Torres-Garcia Spanish Artist: b. 1874-1949. A pioneer of modernism, Torres-Garcia was born in Montevideo in 1874 of a Catalan father and Uruguayan mother. His family moved to Spain in 1891 and settled in Barcelona. Torres-Garcia studied at the Escuela Oficial de Bellas Artes de Barcelona (the "Llotja") and at the Academia Baixas. By the end of the decade he had become, along with Pablo Picasso and Julio Gonzalez, part of the bohemian milieu of the cafe Els Quatre Gats. In 1903 Torres-Garcia assisted Antoni Gaudi with stained-glass windows for the cathedral of Palma de Mallorca and later with the windows for the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. During this time the artist also executed various mural commissions and developed a style of pastoral and monumental classicism derived from that of Pierre Puvis de Chavannes. Listings wanted.