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  • ICAA Record ID
    866889
    AUTHOR
    Somoza, María E.
    TITLE
    Sinopsis cronológica de la abstracción en Puerto Rico / María E. Somoza
    IN
    Catálogo de exposición Primer Congreso de Artistas Abstractos de Puerto Rico. -- San Juan, Puerto Rico : Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, 1984.
    DESCRIPTION
    p. 8 -10
    LANGUAGES
    Spanish
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Book/pamphlet article – Chronology
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
    Somoza, María E. "Sinopsis cronológica de la abstracción en Puerto Rico." In Catálogo de exposición Primer Congreso de Artistas Abstractos de Puerto Rico, 8-10. San Juan, Puerto Rico : Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, 1984.
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Synopsis

The Puerto Rican curator María E. Somoza discusses abstract art in Puerto Rico from 1940 to 1984. She refers to specific periods, outstanding events, important artists, and the defining characteristics of the period. The list of artists she mentions includes Olga Albizu, Julio Rosado del Valle, and Luis Hernández Cruz.

Annotations

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.   

Researcher
Flavia Marichal Lugo
Team
Museo de Historia, Antropología y Arte, Universidad de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico