His father Santiago, a soldier in the French army during WWI and owner of a decorative paint workshop, fell ill from the gases used during the war and the entire family returned to Barcelona in the 1920s. Carlos soon began working as an apprentice with his father, which he combined with art classes at the school on Calle Caspe, helping him to acquire a solid theoretical and practical foundation early in life. October 10, 2011. Francis Farmar, 1986. September 25, 1986. Juan A. Maragall, 1986. July 4, 1986.