A poet born in Barcelona, Salvat was the leading exponent of the vanguardist movements – especially futurism – that thrived in Catalonia between 1917 and 1924.
Of humble origin, Salvat’s work was a reflection of his anarchistic and sentimental ideas. The radical changes that occurred in the poet’s socio-political outlook and literary style led him to publish a series of manifestoes in which he advanced his revolutionary theories.
His writing later evolved toward a style that was more personal and calm, filled with tenderness, love and sensuality. While still a young man his body was stricken with tuberculosis, though the disease never sapped his will to live.
His illness worsened in 1924 when he had just turned 30, cutting short the promising career of a writer who had already reached poetic maturity.