Carlos Raquel Rivera, obra gráfica 1951-1990.-- San Juan, Puerto Rico : Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, Oficina de la Bienal, 1993.
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In this essay on Puerto Rican artist Carlos Raquel Rivera and his career as a printmaker, critic and historian Teresa Tió speaks of his work at the División de Educación de la Comunicad (DIVEDCO) (1956–63) as an illustrator of books, designer, and poster artist. In the 1950s in particular, Rivera became known for an extensive body of socially and politically critical work.
Carlos Raquel Rivera (Yauco, 1923–San Juan, 1999) was one of the most important Puerto Rican artists of the generation active in the 1950s, when he was making socially and politically critical work. In 1944, he was drafted by the United States Army to serve in the Second World War. In 1946, after the war, he was released from the army; he returned to Puerto Rico where he began formal studies in art at the Academia de Edna Coll [Edna Coll Academy], thanks to the G.I. Bill. He also studied at the Art Students League in New York. Upon returning to Puerto Rico, he worked at Juan Rosado’s sign and lettering workshop in the Puerta de Tierra section of San Juan, near the entrance to the port. The X Bienal de San Juan del Grabado Latinoamericano y del Caribe [X Latin American and Caribbean Print Biennial of San Juan] held from April 20 to October 20, 1993, was in his honor.
Teresa Tió published her 578-page vast research in a first Edition as El Cartel en Puerto Rico (Mexico City: Pearson Educación, 2003).