Domingo García

Born in Coamo, Puerto Rico in 1932, García is a master painter and printmaker. He studied painting at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the National Academy of Design in New York and with William Locke in London.

In 1959 he founded the Campeche Workshop and Gallery in San Juan, where for nine years he taught painting, drawing and silkscreen. In the 1950s, when Puerto Rican painting was dominated by social realism, he was rare in developing an expressionist style with the aim of expressing a subjective reality.

In the ’70s he worked on a series of abstract silkscreens that experimented with form and color.

He has also used, in both paintings and silkscreens, figurative subject-matter as a point of departure for the exploration and communication of his psychological and emotional state, with self-portraits playing a significant role.

In 1998-1999 the Contemporary Art Museum of Puerto Rico held a retrospective exhibit titled “Domingo García: 50 Years – Selected Works” of his paintings and sculptures done from the ’40s to the ’90s as a tribute to this Puerto Rican master whose work figures in numerous private and public collections on the island and abroad.



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