The Old Cannons
Date 1969
Dimensions 2 1/4" x 17 3/8"
Category Drawing
Medium Watercolor, tempera, pen, charcoal and India ink on paper
Genre Urban landscape
Period 20th Century
Collection Private Collection

Carlos Marichal

"The Old Cannons" (1969)

Biography

Painter, draftsman, printmaker, set designer and professor. He studied art in Spain, design in Paris and architecture in Belgium. Because of the Spanish Civil War, he moved to Mexico and studied illustration at the School of Book Arts and worked as a set designer. Upon his return to Puerto Rico in 1949, he joined the effervescent group of visual artists that met at the Puerto Rican Arts Center (CAP, by its Spanish acronym), and was responsible for disseminating the woodcut technique. He was a technical director and set designer of the University of Puerto Rico Theater, where he also was a professor in the drama and fine arts department. He taught printmaking, typography and graphic design in the department. He created scenography for numerous theater productions in Puerto Rico, and to recognize his contributions to theater on the island, one of the theater halls at the Fine Arts Center of Puerto Rico (Centro de Bellas Artes de Puerto Rico) bears his name. He received distinctions for his work in printmaking and performing arts, and his work continues to be presented in exhibitions that acknowledge his impact on Puerto Rican arts. He used the realistic style in his work inspired by the landscape of Puerto Rico.