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The Puerto Rican artist Luis Hernández Cruz claims that the finest work produced by three generations of abstract artists was exhibited at the 1er Congreso de Artistas Abstractos de Puerto Rico [First Puerto Rican Abstract Art Conference], held at the Arsenal de la Puntilla at the Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña [Puerto Rican Cultural Institute] (ICP), from May 4 to June 30, 1984. Hernández Cruz mentions the respectable showing these artists made on the international stage, along with their involvement in a number of art biennials in various parts of the world. He acknowledges the efforts made by certain institutions, artist groups, and publications to promote abstract art on the Island. He believes that these abstract artists want to create a “network and good communication between all abstract art groups in Puerto Rico.”
Luis Hernández Cruz (San Juan, b. 1936) has been a tireless supporter of abstract painting in Puerto Rico. In 1977, he and fellow-artists Lope Max Díaz, Antonio Navia, and Paul Camacho organized a group called Frente [Front] as a means of uniting abstract artists and promoting their work. Hernández Cruz was also a founding member and president of the Congreso de Artistas Abstractos [Abstract Artists Conference], organized in 1984.