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  • ICAA Record ID
    862919
    TITLE
    Bertoldo on Drawing, 1975
    DESCRIPTION
    [1] leaf
    LANGUAGES
    English
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Other – notes
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
    De Romero, Ralph. "Bertoldo on Drawing," 1976. Typed manuscript. Archives of Lizza Robles Vda. De Romero, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Synopsis

In this essay, Ralph de Romero, a Puerto Rican artist born in New York, comments on the differences between a painter and a sculptor. In his own way, he explains what drawings mean to him. Among the attributes that Romero identifies with drawings, is the fact that a drawing is the written word of a poet-made material, along with the spirit manifest in a new life.

Annotations

Ralph de Romero Rivera (New York, 1946–Humacao, Puerto Rico, 2000) studied in the Departamento de Bellas Artes [Department of Fine Arts] at the Universidad de Puerto Rico. After he graduated, he returned to New York to study at Pratt Institute (1967–70). During his final year at Pratt, he was granted a Fulbright Grant to study under the muralist and painter David Alfaro Siqueiros in Mexico City, where he spent the two years of the fellowship. He subsequently took courses at the Colorado Graphic Arts Center in Denver (1981), and at the Academie de la Grande Chaumière in París (1993–95).

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 Lizza Robles Vda. De Romero, San Juan, Puerto Rico.