1913 Born: April 5th, Barcelona, Spain
In 1949 he once more dedicates himself to designing the stage sets and costumes for "Carmen" for the "Ballets de Paris" by Roland Petits. In 1949 and 1950 Clavé exhibits in Malmo and Gothenburg. After some more exhibitions he designs the stage set and the custumes for Frederico Garcia Lorca's "La Casa de Bernarda Alba"in Biarritz and Paris. In 1956 he is the award-winner at the biennial art festival in Venice and receives the Matarasso award at the 4th biennial art festival in Sao Paulo in 1957.
In 1982 the artist creates a wall picture for the airport Barajas in Madrid. Until today he is represented with exhibitions in galleries as well as museums in Europe, Asia and the USA on a regular basis, e. g. at the Musée Rath in Genevain 1961, at the Centre George Pompidou in Paris in 1978, at the Metropolitan Teien Art Museum in Tokio in 1986 and many more.
His work is displayed in many museums, including the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, National Museum of Serbia, Museo Patio Herreriano de Valladolid in Spain Museo Patio Herresriano, Tate Gallery, London, Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao, Museum of Modern Art, Paris, Museo Nacional de Arte Reina Sofia Museo Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, the Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo and The British Museum, London.
In March 2013, the Vila Casas Foundation held an exhibition at the Can Framis Museum of Contemporary Painting, on the centenary of Antoni Clavé's birth. The exhibition was a chronological retrospective encompassing 60 paintings stretching from the pre-war period, through his time in Paris, the medieval and baroque periods and his development into the realms of abstraction. It also included collages and graphic works with extensive technical experimentation, cementing Clave's reputation as a leader in the visual language of the twentieth century.