Luis Pales Matos
Date 2010
Dimensions 44" x 30"
Category Painting
Medium Mixed media on carboard
Genre Scenes
Period 21st Century

José Buscaglia Guillermety

"Luis Pales Matos" (2010)



Sculptor and teacher. Buscaglia studied under Ismael D’Alzina from 1947 to 1956. He completed a undergraduate degree at Harvard in 1960. For several years, he worked in the studio of sculptor Enrique Monjo y Garriga in Barcelona, and was sculptor-in-residence at the University of Puerto Rico from 1963 to 1978. From 1979 to 1985, he worked on educational projects that led to a collaboration between Harvard University and the government of Venezuela. He is a founding member of the Puerto Rican Academy of Arts and Sciences and a professor at the Rhode Island School of Design. His best-known work is monumental, and he has received almost forty commissions in Puerto Rico and abroad, including Monument to Robert Frost (National Gallery, Washington, D.C.); Justice (Puerto Rico Bar Association, 1973); Monument to Jesús T. Piñero (Carolina, Puerto Rico, 1962), his first commission in Puerto Rico. His style is classical, elegant, and painstakingly realistic.