San Sebastián, PR, 1935
San Sebastián, PR, 1935
Painter and graphic artist. Studied design, drawing and silkscreen at Mount Mary College in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1952, and painting at the University of Puerto Rico under Professor Osiris Delgado. After graduating in 1957, she started working as a graphic artist at the Division of Community Education (DIVEDCO) until her retirement in 1987. She’s had several solo exhibitions and has participated in several group exhibitions in Puerto Rico, Mexico, Spain and United States. The subjects of her work are the urban and rural landscape, and portraits.
“Within this panorama, Isabel develops her artistic abilities quietly and laboriously without making noise or fuss. Her reluctance to “show off”, so of our time, is exemplary. Even so, her work is appreciated by collectors and connoisseurs. Her devotion to our landscape manifests through all of her work, her heartfelt figurations of our towns and cities could be said that are unique in our visual arts. The artist applies in this work her vast experience as a silkscreen artist, a technique that surely meshes with her perception of the changing hues of this landscape of ours. It must be said that like the masters of impressionism, Isabel situates herself in front of her target: the landscape; she paints directly from nature transporting the product, that is, the work to the silkscreen with a meticulous and careful application.”
Source: Antonio Maldonado
Fernández Méndez, Eugenio. Enciclopedia Clásicos de Puerto Rico, Tomo VII, Barcelona: Ediciones Latinoamericanas, S. A., 1971, pp. 65-80.
Delgado, Osiris. La Gran Enciclopedia de Puerto Rico, Tomo VIII, Artes Plásticas, Madrid: Ediciones R, 1976, p. 392.
Bloch, Peter. “Painting and Sculpture of the Puerto Ricans”. New York: Plus Ultra Inc., 1978, p. 210.
Gaya Nuño, Juan Antonio. “La Pintura Puertorriqueña”. España: centro de Estudios Sorianos, 1994, p. 171.
Hermandad de Artistas Gráficos de Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico Arte e Identidad, Editorial de la Universidad de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1998.
Interconexiones: lecturas curatoriales de la colección permanente del MAPR. Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 2012.
Imagen y Presencia en la Pintura Puertorriqueña del Siglo XX, Recurrencia y Recreaciones del Arte. Galería La Pintadera, 2002.
La Estampa Serigráfica en Puerto Rico: Cuatro Décadas. Museo de Historia, Antropología y Arte, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Recinto de Río Piedras, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1987.
Sala de Gráfica Puertorriqueña en saludo a Latinoamérica. Calle Luna, Esquina San Justo, Viejo San Juan, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1981, p. 25.
El Cartel en Puerto Rico: 1946-1985. Museo de Historia, Antropología y Arte, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Recinto de Río Piedras, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1985, p. 49.