[Manolo Hugué: from sculpture to painting due to arthritis]

Reumatol Clin. Mar-Apr 2011;7(2):135-6. doi: 10.1016/j.reuma.2009.10.014. Epub 2010 Jun 9.
[Article in Spanish]


There are several artists that have suffered rheumatic diseases. Even then, they continued their creative activity. Paul Klee suffered from systemic sclerosis, Dufy and Renoir suffered from rheumatoid arthritis and Gaudí and Boticelli had systemic-onset juvenile idiopathic arthritis. The famous noucentism sculptor, Manolo Hugué, presented chronic polyarthritis that suggested rheumatoid arthritis. Although he underwent several treatments, such as hydrotherapy or diathermic therapy, he had to stop sculpting. Using the chisel was too painful for his hands. He began, then, painting and composing poetry.

Publication types

  • Biography
  • Historical Article
  • Portrait

MeSH terms

  • Arthritis, Rheumatoid / history*
  • History, 19th Century
  • History, 20th Century
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Paintings / history*
  • Sculpture / history*
  • Spain

Personal name as subject

  • Manolo Hugué