Isabel volando
Date 1963
Dimensions 38" x 55"
Category Painting
Medium Oil on Masonite
Genre Nude
Period 20th Century
Collection Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico Collection. Acquired with funds donated by the Josefina Tió Succession in memory of Dr. Luis Ortega López.

Domingo García

"Isabel volando" (1963)


Painter, printmaker and educator. In 1950, he was awarded the Prestige Diploma from the National Academy of Fine Arts in New York, in 1952 he completed graduate studies in visual arts at the Art Institute of Chicago and then moved to London to study painting with artist William Locke. Upon his return to the island in 1959, he founded the Campeche Workshop‑Gallery, which he directed for nine years and that became an important center to train artists and to promote avant‑garde movements. He received various distinctions, such as scholarships granted by La Casa del Arte (1967‑1968), the Guggenheim (1972) and the National Endowment for the Arts (1980). He participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions, and in biennials in Puerto Rico, the United States, Mexico, Brazil, Venezuela, Ecuador and Spain, among others. He held a retrospective exhibition in 2007 entitled “Domingo García: Selected Work in 60 years: 1947‑2007” at the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico. His work reflects the influence of various trends, such as Expressionism, abstraction and pop art, and a particular interest in harmony and the use of color. His portraits and self‑portraits, with a resounding expressive force and psychological depth, are the predominant genres of his work.