Sin título (portafolio Estampas de San Juan, Centro de Arte Puertorriqueño)
Date 1953
Dimensions 11 7/8" x 15 1/2"
Category Print
Medium Silkscreen on paper
Genre Urban landscape
Period 20th Century
Collection Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico Collection
Acknowledgement *Title translation: Untitled (Vignettes of San Juan portfolio, Center for Puerto Rican Art)

Luis Muñoz Lee

"Sin título (portafolio Estampas de San Juan, Centro de Arte Puertorriqueño)*" (1953)


Painter and journalist. He received a bachelor’s degree in humanities from the University of Puerto Rico (UPR), Río Piedras Campus. In 1940 he founded and edited the Revista Caribe with Ricardo Alegría. He then returned to the United States to pursue a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University in New York City. In 1948 he cofounded El Diario de Puerto Rico newspaper, and in 1955 launched and was editor of the weekly newspaper The Island Times. In 1963 he worked at The San Juan Star newspaper as editor, where he remained until he retired. His vocation was journalism, but he was always interested in art, and dedicated much of his time to it. He held few solo exhibitions, such as “Luis Muñoz Lee and his Old San Juan” (1984) at the Museum of History, Anthropology and Art Museum of the UPR, and participated in several group exhibits, all on the island. Self‑taught, during his beginnings as an artist he created paintings of human figures, especially nudes. He then became interested in geometric trends, in precise planes and in absolute color. You can contemplate the Old San Juan city in many of his works. He was the son of former governor Luis Muñoz Marín, and of poet and educator Muna Lee.