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Jose Mijares BIO / ORIGIN: CUBA

Posted by Mark Schneider on April 09, 2012 0 Comments

Born 1928 in Camagüey, Cuba Died 2004, in Miami, Florida AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS: His first major showing was in 1944, at a national exhibition in Havana's Capital building. There, he won second prize with a painting titled La Alameda, english translation: The Boulevard. His style at the time was figurative but in the 1950's changed to his signature style, which he referenced as "concrete forms." The arts scene during the 50's was grim, he recalled in an interview, "There were no galleries, they all went broke. The only places where one could exhibit were the Fine Arts Circle and the...

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Jose Mijares BIO / ORIGIN: CUBA

Posted by Anna Mendoza on March 24, 2012 0 Comments

Born 1921 in La Habana, Cuba Died 2004, in Miami, Fl Jose Maria Mijares began his artistic studies in 1936, at the School of Art of San Alejandro in Havana, where his professors included Romanach, Menocal, Valderrama, Ramon Loy, Caravia among others. Mijares credits one of his most influential professors, Ponce with helping him develop his own style of expression. José Mariá Mijares left Cuba but Cuba never left Mijares. "In my subconscious there is an inner landscape that is Cuba. Since I was exiled at an older age, that landscape cannot be erased.", the painter has stated in an interview...

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Raul Anguiano Bio / Origin: Mexico

Posted by Mark Schneider on February 29, 2012 0 Comments

Born February 26, 1915 in Guadalajara, Jalisco Died January 13, 2006, in Mexico City He was a Mexican critical realist painter, draftsman, muralist, and engraver, as well as a member of the second generation of the so-called “Mexican School of Painting,” along with Juan O'Gorman, Judith Gutierrez, Jorge González Camarena, José Chávez Morado, Alfredo Zalce, Jesús Guerrero Galván, Julio Castellanos, among others. Anguiano’s work dealt with and reflected issues that affected Mexico and its people. His way of thinking was eclectic and anti-sectarian, as reflected in his artistic expression. His first solo exhibition was “Raúl Anguiano y Máximo Pacheco” at...

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Ada Balcacer Bio / Origin: Dominican Repubic

Posted by Mark Schneider on February 29, 2012 1 Comment

STUDIES Printmaking with E,Casarella, Art Students League, New York City.Textile Silkscreen Fashion Institute of Technology, New York City. Manual and Recreation Arts with Richard Kraus, White Plains Recreation Center, NY.Pottery Workshop with Murrain Schlan, Art Life School, New York City.Color, School of Interior Design, New York City.Design Workshop, Mural Workshop University of Puerto Rico, w/ Eugenio Granell,  Rio Piedra, Puerto Rico. Art Teacher Degree National Fine Arts School, Sto. Dgo. Dominican Republic.Bachelor’s Degree in Humanities, Bachelor in Education, Liceo Salome Urena, Santo Domingo, Rep. Dom. LANGUAGES Spanish, English and Italian PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS Elementary School Teacher, Padre Billini School, Sto. Dgo.,...

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Juan Sebastian Barbera BIO / ORIGIN: MEXICO

Posted by Mark Schneider on February 29, 2012 1 Comment

Artista plástico - born Mexico City
 1964 TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH Son of the great Luisa Durón, he grew up in an almost Renaissance environment, between artists and under the main protection of the baroque music of Bach and Hottetere, Couperin and Scarlatti, among others.  Since a very young age, he had a great talent for drawing, painting and sculpture and at the age of ten he won the National School contest of art.  From there on, he studied painting and engraving with significant teachers, and was dedicated in a very clear way to the plastic arts from the age of 17 years,...

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