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  • ICAA Record ID
    1060873
    TITLE
    Susana Herrero : del arte de las mujeres, la litografía, lo erótico / Marimar Benítez
    IN
    El reportero (San Juan, Puerto Rico). -- Oct. 1, 1983
    DESCRIPTION
    p. 23 : ill.
    LANGUAGES
    Spanish
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Newspaper article – Reviews
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
    Benítez, Marimar. "Susana Herrero : del arte de las mujeres, la litografía, lo erótico." El reportero (San Juan, Puerto Rico), October 1, 1983, 23.
    NAME DESCRIPTORS
Synopsis

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.  

Annotations

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.    

Researcher
Flavia Marichal Lugo
Team
Museo de Historia, Antropología y Arte, Universidad de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Credit
Courtesy of the private archives of Marimar Benítez, San Juan, Puerto Rico