La damisel·la santa -
Els sots feréstecs - 1901
Les multituds - 1906
Llibre d'històries - 1909
La pintura gótica
del siglo XV - 1892
Història documental de la
pintura catalana - 1905
Estudis diversos sobre
pintors del segle XVIII:
El dibuixant païsista Lluís
Rigalt - 1900
Born in Barcelona
in the year 1855.
He studied in the Barcelona Catholic Seminar, but due to the dead of his
parents, from 1872 he take in charge the familial dry cleaner's business.
From 1881, he is redactor in the magazine "L'Avenç". From 1882
as art redactor of the journal "La Vanguardia" he start his
activity as theoretic of Modernisme (Art Nouveau) together
with other artists like Rusiñol and Casas. In
this way, he took part in the Festes Modernistes (Art Nouveau fests) in
Sitges. A result of this first part of his work is the novel "La
damisel.la santa" in 1894. From 1899 he is the chief redactor of the
journal "La Veu de Catalunya".
In 1901he wrote his most known novel "Els
sots feréstecs" who made a strong effect on literary modernist
circles and is considered one of the masterpieces of Catalan literary Art
Nouveau, and at the same time, one of the first examples of rural novel
developed during the Art Nouveau period.
He was also collaborator of other cultural magazines as
"Hispania", Catalònia", "Empori", "L'Esquella
de la Torratxa" and others.
Casellas also wrote two collection of tales, "Les multituds" on
collective psychology in 1906 and "Llibre d'histories" with an
ironic view on social customs and manners in 1909.
Finally, Casellas wrote also some non published books on Catalan painting history.
From 1909, after the "Setmana tràgica" - a short
revolutionary period held in Barcelona during the levies for the war in
Morocco - he start a depressing period who was ended with the suicide in
1910 in Sant Joan de les Abadesses - Ripollès -.