Antonio Martorell

Antonio Martorell was born in 1939 in Santurce, Puerto Rico. He studied
art in Madrid and with Lorenzo Homar at the Taller de Gráfica of the
Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña. In 1967 he founded the Taller
Alacrán as a polemical vehical that could respond to political and
social issues, as well as a means of distributing posters to a broader
audience by having them for sale. In 1978. Martorell moved to Mexico for
7 years, working as a printmaker, illustrator, and television producer,
but continued to design posters  but more on cultural themes rather
than political. He also is well known as a painter, book designer, set
designer, and installation artist. Currently he is artist in residence
at the University of Puertor Rico at Cayey.

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