Calle Virtud (portafolio Estampas de San Juan, Centro de Arte Puertorriqueño)
Date 1953
Dimensions 15 1/2" x 11 7/8"
Category Print
Medium Silkscreen on paper
Genre Urban landscape
Period 20th Century
Collection Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico Collection
Acknowledgement *Title translation: Virtud Street (Vignettes of San Juan portfolio, Center for Puerto Rican Art)

Francisco Palacios

"Calle Virtud (portafolio Estampas de San Juan, Centro de Arte Puertorriqueño)*" (1953)


At 19 years old, he moved to San Juan following the steps of his brother, Rafael Palacios, great painter, whose drawings awoke his enthusiasm and made him follow in his footsteps. Later he moved to New York, where he studied the technique of silkscreen printing for the production of educational posters, ultimately joining the Puerto Rico Health Department as an operator of that system. Over the years, he went to work at the cinema and graphics section of the Parks and Recreation Commission, where he ended up being interested in painting. Afterwards, he worked as a civil servant at the División de Educación de la Comunidad (Community Education Division) (DIVEDCO). He was part of the artists from the Generación del 50 (50’s Generation) in Puerto Rico.