Fire over the sea: the tragedy of Vieques
Date n/a
Dimensions 48 3/4"x 48 1/8"
Category Print
Medium Woodcut on paper
Genre Scenes
Period 21st Century
Collection Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico Collection
Acknowledgement Gift of: Banco Gubernamental de Fomento para Puerto Rico

José Peláez

"Fire over the sea: the tragedy of Vieques" (n/a)


Printmaker, graphic designer, photographer, writer, and teacher. Peláez has lived in Puerto Rico since 1961. He studied at the University of Puerto Rico (UPR), graduating in 1975 in architecture with a minor in the history of art and architecture, and also having taken classes with José Antonio Torres Martino. He has taught in Puerto Rico and New Jersey, and currently teaches Techniques and Practices in Journalism at the UPR School of Public Communication. In the eighties he founded his own studio, Arte Sobre Papel, through which he published several books and collections of poetry. Besides his work as a graphic designer, for which he has been well known since the seventies, the medium he most often works in is prints, with which he has taken part in several group shows in Puerto Rico and abroad. His imagery and style, especially in his woodcuts, continues the tradition of the “Fifties Generation” of Puerto Rican artists.