Ciclo de Conferencias: Historia de Puerto Rico
Date 1984
Dimensions 23 1/2" x 17 13/16
Category Poster
Medium Silkscreen
Genre Contemporary
Period 20th Century
Collection Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico
Acknowledgement Gift of Banco Santander de Puerto Rico

Sixto Cotto Morales

"Ciclo de Conferencias: Historia de Puerto Rico*" (1984)

Description

*Translate: Lecture Series: History of Puerto Rico

Biography

Painter, teacher and graphic artist. Cotto studied under Antonio Martorell and José Alicea at Escuela de Artes Plásticas de Puerto Rico where he earned a BFA with a major in Graphic Arts in 1982. He was a founding member and director of the Colectivo de Artistas Puertorriqueños: Arte en la Calle (Puerto Rican Artists Collective: Art in the Streets) and, for more than a decade, designed and illustrated posters and prints for public and private organizations in Puerto Rico. Cotto participated in several collective exhibitions such as El Cartel en Puerto Rico: 1946-1985 and La Estampa Serigráfica en Puerto Rico: Cuatro Décadas, both held at Museo de Historia, Antropología y Arte of the University of Puerto Rico, also, A Bridge Over an Ocean: The Art of Puerto Rican Poster, a travelling exhibition between 1985 and 1987 at several universities through the United States. His work is characterized by a lush chromaticism, the interaction of their textures and the presence of elements and expressions of Puerto Rican culture through a style typical of his creative perspective.