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  • ICAA Record ID
    866946
    TITLE
    La estampa del grabador : Entrevista a José R. Alicea / Mercedes T. H. Ramírez
    IN
    El Nuevo Día, Revista Domingo (San Juan, Puerto Rico). -- Nov. 1, 1998.
    DESCRIPTION
    p. 13 - 15 : ill.
    LANGUAGES
    Spanish
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Newspaper article – Interviews
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
    Trelles- Hernández, Mercedes. “La estampa del grabador : Entrevista a José R. Alicea.” El Nuevo Día (San Juan, Puerto Rico), November 1, 1998, 13–15.
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Synopsis

The Puerto Rican curator and critic Mercedes Trelles explains that the Puerto Rican artist José R. Alicea favors representing texts by Puerto Rican writers in a variety of media within a portfolio. This essay points out that after a forty-year career as a printmaker, Alicea’s most recent project has been to create a graphic portfolio based on “La búsqueda asesina” [The Murderous Quest], the 1954 poem by the avant-garde Puerto Rican writer Luis Palés Matos. Mercedes Trelles describes Alicea’s early work as a printmaker, his training under Lorenzo Homar, and eventually, his own experience as an educator. She also mentions Alicea’s technical explorations.    

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José R. Alicea (Ponce, PR, b. 1928) is a printmaker, poster artist, graphic designer, and teacher. He studied printmaking under Lorenzo Homar at the Taller de Gráfica [Print Workshop] at the Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña [Puerto Rican Cultural Institute] (ICP), where he later worked as Homar’s assistant. He began teaching printmaking at the ICP’s Escuela de Artes Plásticas [School of Visual Arts] in 1965. In 1979, the IV Bienal de San Juan del Grabado Latinoamericano y del Caribe [Fourth San Juan Biennial of Latin American and Caribbean Prints] honored him at the exhibition presented at the Museo del Grabado Latinoamericano [Museum of Latin American Prints], home of the Casa de los Contrafuertes [House of Buttresses] in Old San Juan, from May 25 through August 31. The exhibition included 135 of his works.

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