Museum Vilà

Museum Vilà
Museum Vilà

The Museum Foundation Emili Vilà houses a valuable collection of works by Modigliani, Toulouse-Lautrec, Degas, Goya, Picasso, Corot and Rousseau as well as works by the local painter Emili Vilà Gorgoll who settled in Paris in 1906 and became a successful painter of portraits and posters.

The painter Emili Vilà i Gorgoll (1887-1967) was the founder of this museum where most of his most important works are displayed. Emili Vilà was highly celebrated in France, where he spent most of his life. He is recognised as a portrait painter and poster designer. He is the author of the works Affiches du Clos du Postillon, Palmolive, Fayard, Renaud, Marie Brizard, as well as the posters Le Timbre Antituberculeux and La lutte contre le Cancer...

He painted portraits for Presidents of the French Republic, ministers and magistrates as well as artists such as Fernandel, Jean Gabin, Charlie Chaplin, and dancers from the United States...

His magnificent landscapes can be seen in the museum as well as his early and late works.
With the Museum Emili Vilà i Gorgoll, the town of Llagostera pays a tribute to one of its sons.    
Visit by appointment.

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