Posts Tagged ‘puerto rico’

Artist of the moment……Tony Bechara


Tony Bechara was born in Puerto Rico in the year 1942. Bechara is renown for his pointillist abstract paintings that are based on a grid. Bechara works mainly in acrylics and is an avid printmaker.

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The artist attended college at the University of Georgetown located in Washington D.C. where he studied law. He also attended the Visual School for the arts and New York University Graduate School for International Relations. Bechara also studied abroad at the Sorbonne located in Paris, France.

Bechara is the chairman of the board of directors of New York’s only museum dedicated to Latin American artists.

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The artist is now based out of New York City.

Bechara has won a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Some other famous artists using grids in their work include Piet Mondrian, Chuck Close, and Agnes Martin. Bechara has taken the grid further by adding many more layers and much more color than those grid artists that preceded him.




Artist of the moment……….Carlos Raquel Rivera



Carlos Raquel Rivera was a fantastic poster artist and printmaker.  Carlos Raquel Rivera was born in Yauco, Puerto Rico in the year 1923. Rivera attended the Art Student’s League of New York City.

The artist flourished in the 1950s and 1960s as his work was heavily sought after for posters and commercial art.

His works were also used to push political ideas and agendas.

Carlos Rivera passed away in 1999.

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Carlos Raquel Rivera, like most poser artist, had a wonderful sense of design and use of color. The poster artist are among my favorite because they have mastered not only visual art, but most were excellent at designing and working with various letter forms.


Artist of the moment…….Angel Botello

Angel Botello was born in Cangas do Morrazo, Spain in the year 1913. His father ran the family business, a fish cannery. The cannery ran into bankruptcy and his father moved the family to Bordeaux, France. Angel was one of six children. Angel and his brother Manuel fell in love with the art world and both attended and graduated from the Ecole des Beaux-Arts.

After college he went on to study in Spain in Madrid. The Spanish Civil War began and he and his brother fought in the war. His brother Manual was killed during the war.

After the war Botello decided to relocate to the Dominican Republic. The Caribbean family of artists welcomed him.  He would eventually marry a woman from Haiti and live there for nearly one decade. His landscapes of this region are highly sought after by collectors.

The family would move to Puerto Rico and this would become his most prolific time of output in his life. Botello began painting and sculpting especially after he was diagnosed with lung cancer in 1985. He was a daily smoker and passed away in 1986.

Botello was a painter, printmaker, photographer, sculptor,  and master of mosaics.

Price range information: Works range from $10,000 to $100,000.

What a multi medium master!