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In this interview, the New York artist Susana Herrero, who is originally from Puerto Rico, speaks to the art historian Marimar Benítez about the medium of lithography, mentioning the connection between lithography and drawing. With regard to her techniques, Herrero admits that she should look for a new printing method that is suited to the heat and humidity of the tropics. On a different subject, she believes that there should be no differentiation between art produced by men or women. That belief notwithstanding, her male nudes have stirred up some controversy, since this particular subject is considered taboo for female artists.
Susana Herrero (New York, NY, b. 1945) is considered a master lithographer and a pioneer in the field of lithography in Puerto Rico. She attended Mayagüez Campus and the Universidad Interamericana de San Germán [San Germán Interamerican University]. In 1970 she got her master’s degree in printmaking and drawing at the University of Missouri, Columbus. As a professor in the Departamento de Bellas Artes [Department of Fine Arts] at the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras, her intaglio and lithography classes raised the bar for teaching graphic art. Her work is inspired by the human body, and especially by the nude.