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Luis Enrique Tord

?French draughtsman and lithographer active in the USA and Peru. He lived briefly in the USA, where in 1852 he published a book containing 32 woodcuts depicting American working-class figures. Later he moved to Lima, the capital of Peru, where he published two albums of hand-coloured lithographs, ...

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Paul Von Blum

African American sculptor, printmaker, and art educator, active also in Mexico. One of the leading African American feminist and political artists of the 20th century and early 21st century, Catlett devoted her career of more than 60 years to expressing critical ideas in powerful visual form both in the United States and in her adopted country of Mexico. Her strong academic background began at Howard University, Washington, DC, where she studied under African American art luminaries James Porter (...

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Esther Acevedo

French painter and printmaker, active in Mexico and the USA. As a child he was surrounded by the nostalgic presence of Mexico, as one of his great-grandmothers was Mexican, and one of his grandfathers had collected Pre-Columbian art. He specialized in murals, painting his first for the Exposition Saint Jean, an exhibition of liturgical art at the Louvre in ...

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Frederick R. Brandt

American painter and printmaker. He studied painting in Mexico City from 1957 to 1959 with John Golding (b 1929) under the terms of the G.I. Bill. His reputation as a Pop artist was established by his first New York one-man exhibition in 1963...

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Cynthia Haveson Veloric

American painter, sculptor, printmaker, and jazz percussionist of Puerto Rican birth. Ferrer was born into a financially stable household where ‘there were problems which had to do with family turmoil of a psychological kind’ (interview with C. H. Veloric, 1990). His strict upbringing merged with an awareness of leftist politics gained from exiles from the Spanish Civil War who lived at his grandmother’s house. Fleeing Catholic school, he attended Staunton Military Academy in Virginia, where he learnt to play the drums. At Syracuse University he rejected formal classes, preferring the company of musicians and artists. He became the leader of a Latin band while simultaneously painting on his own. His frustrations and inclinations were supported by his half-brother, the actor José Ferrer (...

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Richard H. Saunders

English painter, engraver and auctioneer of American birth. In 1742 he was apprenticed to the Boston engraver Thomas Johnston, though he abandoned engraving for painting (e.g. the group portrait of his own family, the Greenwood-Lee Family, c. 1747; Boston, MA, Mus. F.A.). In 1752 he went to Paramaribo, Surinam, where in the space of five years he painted 113 portraits, which he recorded along with numerous other events and observations in a notebook. While there he painted his best-known work, ...

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Alberto Cernuschi

American painter and printmaker of Guatemalan birth. Of Polish, German, and Danish heritage, he started school in Denmark and completed high school in San Diego, CA, after working as a seaman and as a farmer in Guatemala. He eventually decided to train as a painter, studying at the San Diego Fine Arts School in ...

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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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Nelly Perazzo

American printmaker and teacher of Argentine birth. He began studying painting, sculpture and printmaking at the age of 19 at the Escuela Superior de Bellas Artes in Buenos Aires, and from 1935 he devoted himself primarily to printmaking. From the beginning, for example in the drypoint ...

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Anne K. Swartz

American painter and printmaker. MacConnel grew up in Oklahoma City, OK, and traveled frequently, especially to Mexico. He received a BA with honors in visual art at the University of California at San Diego, La Jolla (UCSD). He was a California State Scholar in 1970...

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Ann Harlow and Sally Mills

American painter and printmaker of Mexican birth. At a young age he began sketching and painting in watercolour and attended art classes at the Liceo de Varones in his native Guadalajara; later he studied pre-Columbian excavations and designs, taking special interest in his own Tarascan Indian heritage. His mother died in ...

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Ricardo Pau-Llosa

Cuban painter and printmaker, active in the USA. He arrived in the USA in 1960 and grew up in Philadelphia, PA. He obtained his BFA from the University of Florida, Gainesville, in 1973 and his MFA from the University of South Florida, Tampa, in 1978...

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Denise Carvalho

Brazilian interventionist, multimedia, installation and conceptual artist, considered the most influential contemporary artist of his country. While international critics have compared his work with North American Minimalism and Conceptual art, Meireles insisted that art should be seductive. He studied at the National School of Fine Arts and at the Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro. Coming of age at a time of the military dictatorship in Brazil (...

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Ann Sutherland Harris

American painter and printmaker. She graduated from the Philadelphia School of Design for Women in 1925 and settled in New York with her husband, the Cuban artist Carlos Enríquez. After the death of their first daughter from diphtheria and the break-up of the marriage, Neel suffered a nervous breakdown, and her career was not fully launched until the 1930s. She was supported by the Public Works of Art Project (PWAP) (...

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Margaret Barlow

American painter and printmaker, active in Mexico. In 1922 he abandoned his music studies to study painting at the School of Fine Arts in San Diego, CA. His admiration for the Mexican muralists took him to Mexico, where he worked (1924–8) as an assistant to ...

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Jeff Stockton

American painter and printmaker of Mexican and Yaqui descent (mestizo). Peña’s art celebrated the strength of a native people who met the harsh realities of life in an uncompromising land, and his work was a tribute to the Native Americans who survived by living in harmony with an adversarial, untamed environment. His artwork was inspired by places in the Southwest that were part of an enduring landscape and represented the ancient heritage of the region that is now Arizona and New Mexico....

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Ricardo Pau-Llosa

Cuban painter and printmaker, active in the USA. From 1944 to 1948 he studied at the Art Students League in New York, and he settled permanently in the city in 1952. Although his chief subject-matter was the Caribbean house, empty of people, with an emphasis on the geometric, luminous values of sun and shadow on shutters, verandahs and courtyards, he also depicted New York cityscapes, still-lifes and other themes. A typical work of this period is ...

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Ricardo Pau-Llosa

Cuban painter, printmaker and teacher, active in the USA. He graduated from the Academia de S Alejandro in Havana in 1942 and from that year until his departure from Cuba for Miami, FL, in 1962, he taught at the Escuela de Artes Plásticas in Matanzas. From ...

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Mari Carmen Ramírez

Puerto Rican painter, printmaker and designer of American birth. He moved permanently to Puerto Rico with his Puerto Rican parents in 1936, initially studying under the Spanish painter Alejandro Sánchez Felipe and with Juan Rosado at his sign-painting workshop in San Juan. In the late 1940s he studied painting, printmaking and mural painting at the Academia de San Carlos in Mexico with ...

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American, 18th – 19th century, male.

Active in New York, Chile, Peru, Bolivia, and Panama.

Born in Bloomfield (New Jersey).

Painter, engraver, photographer. Landscapes, portraits.

Charles V. Ward was the son of Caleb Ward and the brother of Jacob Caleb Ward. At the end of the 1820s he lived in Bloomfield and New York. Ward established himself as a landscape painter in New York around ...