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  • ICAA Record ID
    1063020
    TITLE
    Introducción / José Gómez Sicre
    LANGUAGES
    English; Spanish
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Book/pamphlet article – Essays
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
    Gómez Sicre, José. "Introducción." In Exh. cat. Washington, D.C., USA, 1965
    TOPIC DESCRIPTORS
Synopsis

Cuban art critic José Gómez Sicre states that Latin American art was able to develop because of  individuals who laid the foundation that paved the way for subsequentgenerations. In order to stimulate art, scrutinize the situation, and further continuity between past generations and younger emerging artists, International Petroleum, an organization affiliated with Esso, devised a competition for young painters and sculptors from Latin America. For the project, International Petroleum worked closely with the Visual Arts Division of the Organization of American States (OAS). From Gómez Sicre’s committed perspective, competitions like this are evidence of the healthy balance possible between economics and culture.

Annotations

For many years, José Gómez Sicre was the representative and promoter of North American cultural policies in the Americas. He was at one time the head of the Visual Arts Unit of the Pan-American Union Department of Cultural Affairs in Washington, DC.

Researcher
Flavia Marichal Lugo
Team
Museo de Historia, Antropología y Arte, Universidad de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Credit
Reproduced with the permission of the General Secretariat of the Organization of American States
Reproduced with permission of José Gómez Sicre, Fort Myers, Fla.