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Fina Rifà is a Catalan children's artist, illustrator and educator from Barcelona. Rifà, began her career in 1963 with the illustration of the highly acclaimed children's book Chiribit by educator Marta Mata [1].

Over the course of her fifty-year career as a successful children's book illustrator and book cover designer [2], Ms. Rifà's work currently extends to over 200 titles. Her drawings have been widely exhibited in Europe and can be seen regularly at the Sala Rovira Gallery in Barcelona [3].

Fina Rifà's illustrations regularly appear in children's magazines, including Cavall Fort [4] and Tatano [5], where she serves on the editorial board. Occasionally she publishes articles on various subjects [6].

Ms. Rifà also designs posters [7] and programs [8] for cultural institutions and civic organizations, logos [9], CD and record covers [10], and toys. Early in her career, she received the ADI/FAD (The Industrial Design for Development of Decorative Arts Association) award for outstanding toy design.

A well respected educator in her field, Ms. Rifà provides teacher training at the ICE (Institute of Sciences of Education) at both the Universitat de Barcelona and Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. She also taught illustration at the Escola Professional de la Diputació de Barcelona (Professional School). Her articles on the subject of expression through illustration can be found in specialized trade journals.

Her professional associations include the Asssociació Professional d'Il·lustradors de Catalunya (Association of Professional Illustrators of Catalonia), where she has acted as both board president and vice president in addition to acting representative before the Consell Català del Llibre per a Infants i Joves (Catalan Council of Children's Books). She served on the board of directors of the Associació Catalana del Llibre Infantil i Juvenil (Catalan Association of Children's Books).