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Luis Monreal Tejada

Luis Monreal y Tejada (Saragossa, 1912 – Barcelona, 2005) is a member of the Real Academia de las Buenas Letras of Barcelona and has devoted his life to researching and studying art, besides which he has practised art criticism in numerous media and as a university teacher. He has published some fifteen books, amongst which stand out, in particular, The Cathedral of Vich, Art and the Spanish Civil War, A Dictionary of Art Terms, The Medieval Castles of Catalonia (in collaboration with Martín de Riquer), and The Iconography of Christianity (Acantilado, 2000). He has been awarded the Gold Medal for Merit in Fine Arts by the Ministry of Culture.