Lluis Ribas was born on December 28, 1949, in Masnou, Spain, a coastal town in the Maresme district near Barcelona. Ribas spent hours on the beach tracing his first drawings in the sand. His mother dreamed of a life for him that would be less difficult than that of a fisherman. At nine years of age he began studying drawing and painting with Jose Maris Martinez.
At the age of 9, under the guidance of the artist José Mª Martínez, he entered the world of painting. Later he began to study at the Massana school in Barcelona, which is directed by Luís Mª Güell, where he completed his advertising studies until he was 18 years old.
In 1969 he married Magda Busquets, from whose marriage Lluís was born in 1977 and David in 1980. During the period 1969/1974, he directs fotonovelas, is in charge of the technical direction of comic magazines, works as an illustrator, does photographic reports, graphic design, all of this in an international artistic agency S.I. Artists, directed by J. Toutain.
In 1975, the death of his mother led him to discover something as serious as the fact that the long period of his adolescence had ended: Suddenly he feels like an adult and returns to his starting station, painting, to which he dedicates himself exclusively.