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Maria Girón was born in Barcelona in 1983. She grew up in a fairytale house in the heart of the forest, among the trees and surrounded by brushes, sketchbooks, paintings and clay figures.

She studied Fine Arts at the University of Barcelona, the Academy of Fine Arts of Bologna and she graduated at the University of Sevilla. During those years she fell in love with painting, drawing and engraving, so she decided to specialize in illustration at the School of Arts and Crafts Llotja, in Barcelona.

She decided to dedicate her professional life to illustration when in 2010 the jury of the Bologna International Children’s Book Fair selected her work to participate in a collective exhibition dedicated to Gianni Rodari.