• Tres Casas

    “Tres Casas*”

    Date Sf
    Dimensions 14 1/8" x 10 1/4"
    Category Painting
    Medium Oil on canvas
    Genre Rural landscape
    Period 20th Century
    Collection Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña Collection
    Acknowledgement *Translation: Three Houses
  • Bodegón con frutas, vianda y caña

    “Bodegón con frutas, vianda y caña*”

    Date 1900-05
    Dimensions 33 3/4" x 44"
    Category Painting
    Medium Oil on canvas
    Genre Still life
    Period 20th Century
    Collection Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña Collection
    Acknowledgement *Translation: Still life with fruits, vegetables and sugar cane

Julio Medina

Mayagüez, PR, 1867-1937

Biography Details

Painter and architec. Medina studied architecture by correspondence and along with his brother Félix worked on the design and architectural decoration of buildings on the western side of the Island. He studied Law under Eugenio María de Hostos and was prominent in politics, defending the independence of Puerto Rico. Medina founded the newspaper La Voz del Pueblo, La Revolución and La Independencia in western Puerto Rico. Although he was contemporary of Francisco Oller and Ramón Frade, he was a self-taught painter. His work, which has a certain chromatic richness, reflects his deep love o country and makes it an exaltation of the Puerto Rican landscape, is a clear historical reference to the work of European artists such as Titian and Giorgione.  

Formation

Education

n.d.

  • Courses in Architecture. By correspondence
  • Law courses wih Eugenio María de Hostos.

Professional Experience

n.d.

  • Design and architectural adornment of buildings. Western region of Puerto Rico. Founder.
  • La Voz Newspaper, Western region of Puerto Rico.
  • Founder. La Revolución Newspaper, Western region of Puerto Rico.
  • Founder. La Independencia Newspaper, Western region of Puerto Rico.

 

Exhibitions

Group Shows

2000

  • Los Tesoros de la Pintura Puertorriqueña, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico0

Collections

  • Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Bibliography

Catalogues 

Los Tesoros de la Pintura Puertorriqueña, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico