Topic Descriptor: biography×
  • Académicos fallecidos : Ricardo Moros Urbina
    Arias Argaez, Daniel, 1869-
    1942
    This brief obituary was written by the historian Daniel Arias Argáez following the death of the artist Ricardo Moros Urbina. It includes a short but detailed biographical profile that mentions Moros Urbina’s art studies at the Escuela de Bellas [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1134078

  • Aché para todo el mundo : Manuel Vega and his art
    Farris Thompson, Robert
    2001
    In this essay, art historian Robert Farris Thompson provides a narrative of Manuel Vega’s biography and art. Vega, a New Yorker of Puerto Rican descent, grew up in the tough streets of the Bronx. In his early years, Vega gravitated toward diverse [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 841371

  • Andrés de Santamaría y su época
    Barney Cabrera, Eugenio, 1917-1980
    1970
    This essay, by the art historian Eugenio Barney Cabrera, discusses the work of the painter Andrés de Santa María in five distinct categories, as follows: (I) his social background; (II) his long absence from Colombia; (III) his connection to Europe [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1098646

  • Carlos Lopez: A Forgotten Michigan Painter
    Vargas, George
    1999
    In this essay, George Vargas attests that Carlos Lopez “serves as a vital historical link connecting American modern art in Michigan with a new Latino history of the state.” During the 1920s–1940s, Carlos Lopez was a Latino artist who did not [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 840207

  • Darío Suro
    Anreus, Alejandro
    1999
    This is an obituary essay by Alejandro Anreus on the Dominican painter Darío Suro (1918–97). A former student of Diego Rivera and Manuel Rodríguez Lozano during his stay in Mexico in the 1940s, Suro’s trajectory as a painter—evolving from [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 809430

  • Darío Suro : presente, admirado y querido
    Tolentino, Marianne de
    1999
    In this brief and posthumous profile of Dominican artist Darío Suro, critic and art historian Marianne de Tolentino starts by recounting the affectionate link she had with him and how her professional trajectory was marked by Suro’s mentoring and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 821622

  • El hombre que sabe leer la tierra
    Cárdenas, María Luz
    1992
    The biography by María Luz Cárdena of Catalan-born Venezuelan artist José María Cruxent contains five chapters. The first one, an introduction, provides an overview. In the second, Cárdena analyzes Cruxent’s ideas and philosophy. The following [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1153744

  • Enrique Echeverría y su tiempo
    Conde, Teresa del
    1979
    In this essay, Teresa del Conde traces the artistic evolution of Enrique Echeverría during the 1950s-1960s; during the years that an artistic renovation was occurring in Mexico. Del Conde explains how from the beginning Echeverría’s career was [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 785772

  • Extractos de entrevistas de Soto con Claude-Louis Renard, París, 1974
    Renard, Claude-Louis, 1928-2005; Soto, Jesús Rafael, 1923-2005
    1974
    In this interview, Claude-Louis Renard seeks insights into the Venezuelan visual artist Jesús Rafael Soto’s thinking and character. Chronologically structured along biographical lines, the conversation begins with Soto’s early days as an artist [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1080788

  • Gego premio nacional de artes plásticas : espero que mis alumnos hagan cosas diferentes a las que les he enseñado
    Comerlati, Mara, 1952-
    1980
    Venezuelan cultural journalist Mara Comerlati conducted this interview with Gego in 1980 soon after she had been awarded the Premio Nacional de Artes Plásticas in 1979. Comerlati provides biographical information about the artist: her arrival in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1159057

  • José Gutiérrez Solana: pintor español actual
    Gómez Jaramillo, Ignacio, 1910-1970
    1944
    In this brief overview of the life of Spanish painter José Gutiérrez Solana, Colombian artist Ignacio Gómez Jaramillo criticizes the overly academic Spanish art scene of the first decade of the 20th century and describes its social context. Solana [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1130502

  • Lucy por Lucy
    Tejada, Lucy, 1920-
    1997
    This is a first-person narrative in which Lucy Tejada discusses recollections and biographical details that she thinks had an impact on her work. She takes up the story in her childhood and mentions her memories of cities and spaces where she lived. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1098273

  • México en biografías : José Clemente Orozco premio nacional de pintura
    Heredia Jasso, Carlos
    1946
    This article about the work of painter José Clemente Orozco was written by the then-young writer Carlos Heredia Jasso, who enjoyed working in the biographical genre. He starts the piece with a portrait of the artist at work, seeking to decipher his [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 776555

  • Raoul Greco Deal: Information Brochure
    Deal, Raoul
    1997
    This brochure for artist Raoul Deal includes photographs of his works from 1984–1992, biographical information, an artist statement, and teaching philosophy.  Deal outlines his artistic philosophy as one informed by popular culture. He cites a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 840796

  • Roberto Obregón
    Blanco, Lourdes
    1984
    This essay by journalist Lourdes Blanco on Venezuelan artist Roberto Obregón examines the course of Obregón’s career: the “premature boom” of his work in Maracaibo in 1964; his first exhibitions in Caracas (1967 and 1968) when he was seen as [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1097358