The Catalan Lita Cabellut (Barcelona 1961) grew up as a gypsy child. After she was adopted at its thirteenth and landed in a different environment, they discovered in the Prado Museum in Madrid her passion for painting. At the age of nineteen she moved to the Netherlands, where she studied at the Rietveld Academy. She was a painter of monumental portraits in a self-developed technique. She’re looking for what people have in common and what binds us together.
The portrait series of Frida Kahlo and Coco Chanel – the series of 55 portraits in 2011 was sold out within days – they broke through nationally and internationally. The exhibition in the North Brabant Museum is her first in a leading Dutch museum. The book appears on the occasion of the exhibition covers Lita Cabelluts latest series of paintings of Velasquez, Goya, Bosch and Bruegel.