Domingo García

Puerto Rican (1932)

About the artist:

Born in Coamo, Puerto Rico in 1932, Domingo García is a painter, sculptor and printmaker with a career spanning six decades. 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 the year 1958, he established the Campeche Gallery in the Old San Juan, where artists of the period exhibited their works and new emerging ones studied painting with Domingo. Domingo's work integrated in the artistic movement of the country, in painting, engraving and sculpture but also as promoting the arts. In 1988, he founded the Latin-American Gallery, in Old San Juan, which became a centre of culture and sponsorship of the arts. In 1972 he received the Guggenheim Foundation Scholarship in painting. 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. In 2007, the artist opened a 60th Year Art Retrospective Exhibit at the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico,while simultaneously presenting a selection of his most recent work at Obra Galeria Alegria (Old San Juan, PR). That same year, Domingo received for the second time the "Best Retrospective of the Year Award" by the International Art Critics Association. In 2011, Domingo was honored in a reception for his contribution to Latin American art at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. Simultaneously the institution acquired two of Domingo's paintings: Adios Mahatma and La Mujer Criolla to their permanent Latin American collection. Domingo's career spans six decades. He has exhibited internationally and is represented in several major world museums. Exhibiciones Individuales / Solo Exhibitions 1958 Maxwell Galleries, San Francisco, California 1959 Galería Campeche, San Juan, Puerto Rico 1962 Instituto de Cultura Puertorrriqueña, San Juan, Puerto Rico 1964 Museo de Historia, Antrología y Arte, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Recinto de Río Piedras, Puerto Rico 1966 Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, San Juan, Puerto Rico 1967 Galería Moncada, Barcelona, España 1968 Denise René Gallery, París, Francia 1968 Marlboro New London Gallery, Londres, Inglaterra 1971 Casa del Arte, San Juan, Puerto Rico 1972 Casa del Arte, San Juan, Puerto Rico 1973 Galería Colibrí, San Juan, Puerto Rico 1975 Centro Nacional de las Artes, San Juan, Puerto rico 1975 Brooklyn College, Nueva York 1976 Cayman Gallery, SOHO, Nueva York 1977 National Collection, Washington D.C. 1977 Galería Condado, Centro de Convenciones, San Juan, Puerto Rico 1978 Galería Pirámides, Ciudad de Méxijo, México 1978 Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, Nueva York 1979 El Museo del Barrio, Nueva York 1980 Casa de las Américas, La Habana , Cuba 1981 Cayman Gallery, SOHO, Nueva York 1981 Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, California 1981 Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois 1984 Universidad de Puerto Rico, Recinto de Mayagüez, Puerto Rico 1984 Galería Palomas, San Juan, Puerto Rico 1984 Galería Martín Molinary, SOHO, Nueva York 1987 Poli-Coop Savings and Loan, Santurce, Puerto Rico 1987 Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, San Juan, Puerto Rico 1988 Galería Latinoamericana, San Juan, Puerto Rico 1991 Museo de Historia, Antropología y Arte, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Recinto de Río Piedras, Puerto Rico 1992 Museo de Arte de Ponce, Ponce, Puerto Rico 1993 Museo de las Américas, San Juan, Puerto Rico 1994 Galería Fine Arts, Scottsdale, Arizona 1996 Galería Forum de las Artes, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico 1999 Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico 2005 OBRA Galería Alegría, San Juan, Puerto Rico 2007 Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico 2008 OBRA Galería Alegría, San Juan, Puerto Rico Premios / Awards 1967-68 GRANT, Casa del Arte, San Juan, to study/travel throughout Europe and North Africa 1972 Guggenheim Scholarship for painting, New York, NY 1977 GRANT, Washington Review of the Art for best poster design of the year 1980 SENIOR GRANT for Work Accomplished, National Endowment for the Arts, Washington D.C. 1990 AWARD given for "Year's Best Solo Show", "Iconos de Nuestra Historia", International Art Critics Association (IACA), member of UNESCO 1999 HOMAGE, "Best Exhibition of the Year" and "Best Year's Retrospective", International Art Critics Association (IACA), member of UNESCO 2007 SPECIAL AWARD given for " Best of the Year: 60 Year Retrospective Exhibition",International Art Critics Association, (IACA), member of UNESCO 2011 HOMAGE for his contribution to Latin American Art and the acquisition of two of his paintings for the permanent collection of Museum of Fine Arts Houston, June 2011 Submitted by the artist

Domingo García

Puerto Rican (1932)

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About the artist:

Born in Coamo, Puerto Rico in 1932, Domingo García is a painter, sculptor and printmaker with a career spanning six decades. He studied painting at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the National Academy of Design in New York and

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