This is a original lithograph on paper by listed artist Juan Ferrandiz Castells (1906-1997). Titled Spreading the Word executed in 1981. Signed and numbered in pencil by the artist. Published by Paul Schimd. Includes publisher COA. Measures 13 by 9 inches. Born in Barcelona, Juan Ferrandiz Castells was a poet, artist, illustrator and author of 12 children's books in Catalan and 43 in Spanish, is known as the creator of the most symbolically rich and original Christmas cards. He was, basically, a painter who wrote poetry and a poet who painted pictures. Ferrandiz receives his basic artistic education at the Academy of Fine Arts, and was Art Professor at the Industrial University while devoting himself to the design of figurines based on his special predilection for childlike themes. His subjects include various small animals, such as cats, dogs, mice, rabbits, squirrels, birds, lambs, always united as symbols of fraternity in harmony with the innocence of childhood. The complete opus of Ferrandiz is to create a world of love, of comprehension and of poetry where hatred is banished and where pease is the one message which unites people from all over the world. Juan Ferrandiz died in August 1997 at the age of 79 years.