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  • ICAA Record ID
    863081
    TITLE
    Beauty is only skin deep, 1967?
    DESCRIPTION
    [1] leaf
    LANGUAGES
    English
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Other – Other
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
    De Romero, Ralph. "Beauty is only skin deep." Artist's drawing, 1967. Private Archives of Lizza Robles, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
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Synopsis

This is a pen and ink drawing made by Ralph de Romero, a Puerto Rican artist born in New York. In the lower left-hand corner there is a sentence that also serves as a title, “BEAUTY IS ONLY SKIN DEEP” [La belleza está sólo a flor de piel].

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.