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  • ICAA Record ID
    1062356
    AUTHOR
    Routté- Gómez, Eneid
    TITLE
    La gran visión de Francisco Rodón = The grand vision of Francisco Rodón / Eneid Routté-Gómez
    IN
    Personajes de Rodón: 1971 – 1983. -- Río Piedras, PR: Museo de la Universidad de Puerto Rico, 2 de dic., 1983- 31 de ene., 1984
    DESCRIPTION
    p. 40 - 43 : ill.
    LANGUAGES
    English; Spanish
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Book/pamphlet article – Interviews
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
    Routté- Gómez, Eneid. “La gran visión de Francisco Rodón = The grand vision of Francisco Rodón.” In Personajes de Rodón: 1971 – 1983, 40–43. Exh. cat., Río Piedras, PR: Museo de la Universidad de Puerto Rico, 1983.
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Synopsis

This text is an interview of the Puerto Rican artist, Francisco Rodón, conducted by Eneid Routté-Gómez. In the interview, Rodón explains the origins and development of his art, how he selects the models whose portraits he wishes to paint, who he works for and why he paints.

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Francisco Rodón (born in San Sebastián, PR, in 1934) studied in Paris, Madrid and the United States. In 1959, he returned to Puerto Rico and began his graphic art training with Lorenzo Homar in the Taller de Gráfica [Graphic Art Workshop] at the Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña [Institute of Puerto Rican Culture]. Rodón has received numerous prizes, and his work has been recognized internationally. His most distinguished work is painted portraiture.

The exhibition, Personajes de Rodón [Rodon’s Public Figures] was held at el Museo de la Universidad de Puerto Rico [the Museum of the University of Puerto Rico] from December 2, 1983, to January 31, 1984. There were 15 works shown, including portraits of Marta Traba, Rosario Ferré, Rubén Darío, Borges, Luis Muñoz Marín, Rómulo Betancourt, Juan Rulfo, Vaslaw Nijinsky, Alicia Alonso, and Philippe de Montebello.

 

Researcher
Flavia Marichal Lugo
Team
Museo de Historia, Antropología y Arte, Universidad de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico