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Jorge Glusberg

Argentine painter, sculptor and printmaker. He trained at the stained-glass window workshop of Buxadera & Compañía, Rosario, province of Santa Fé, and with Eugenio Fornels and Enrique Munné. He held his first exhibition in 1920. At the age of 20 he won a scholarship for study in Europe awarded by the Jockey Club of Rosario, which enabled him to study in Paris under ...

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Erika Billeter

German photographer, active in Mexico. As a young man he travelled through Africa, taking photographs; an archive of some of these glass plates survives. He reached Mexico by way of Panama, Costa Rica, El Salvador and Guatemala, and took his first Mexican photographs in the Yucatán peninsula. He then opened a studio in Mexico City and, together with Augustín Victor Casasola, became one of the most important photographers of the Revolution (...

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Cuban, 20th century, male.

Born 17 June 1932, in Havana.

Painter. Designs for stained glass.

Jorge Pérez Castano studied architecture at the university in Havana. He traveled to Paris where he studied stained glass.

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Argentinian, 20th century, male.

Born 22 April 1899, in San Vicente; died 1974.

Painter. Figure compositions, portraits, landscapes, seascapes. Designs for mosaics, stained glass windows.

The son of a cultured family, Ciocchini's vocation as a painter was encouraged at home. His father was able to teach him the basic rudiments. A student at the school of art in La Plata, he graduated at the age of 13 and continued his training in Buenos Aires. In ...

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Puerto Rican, 20th century, male.

Born 1936.

Painter, engraver. Designs for stained glass.

Luis Hernández Cruz is the most important Abstract painter his country has produced. Curved shapes, handled according to the changing thinking of the times in soft tints or brilliant colours, can sometimes evoke a certain biomorphism....

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Jorge Luján-Muñoz

Guatemalan sculptor and painter. He studied at the Escuela de Bellas Artes in Guatemala City (1938–45) and from 1942 to 1945 worked on the stained-glass windows at the Palacio Nacional. In 1948 he won a grant that enabled him to study in New York, at the Art Students League and at the Sculpture Center, until ...

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Margaret Moore Booker

Hispanic–American sculptor and printmaker. He specialized in larger-than-life, vibrantly-colored fiberglass and epoxy sculptures that celebrate humanity and reflect his Mexican–American heritage. He was also an accomplished printmaker (lithographs and etchings) and draftsman (colored-pencil drawings). As the “Godfather” of Chicano art, the artist of working-class people and mentor to numerous Hispanic artists, he played an important role in bringing Chicano sensibilities into mainstream art....

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Porrón  

Gordon Campbell

Tavern drinking vessel, initially made in Catalonia and then thoughout Spain and Spanish America. It is traditionally made of glass, and has a long spout from which the contents are drunk without the glass touching the drinker's mouth.

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Deborah Cullen

Puerto Rican sculptor, active in the USA. Torres created plaster and fiberglass casts from life, depicting people in their communities. These include portrait busts, figurative tableaux, free-standing figures and major outdoor murals. Torres worked both independently and in collaboration with John Ahearn (b 1951...