Introduction
Rafael Tufiño Figueroa (October 30, 1922 – March 13, 2008) was a Puerto Rican painter, printmaker and cultural figure in Puerto Rico, known locally as the "Painter of the People". His work is among the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the U.S. Library of Congress, the Galería Nacional in Puerto Rico, and the Museum of Art of Puerto Rico.
Wikidata
Q7282343
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Introduction
Born in Brooklyn, Tufiño spent early years in San Juan, Puerto Rico. After serving in WWII he studied art in Mexico, and returned to Puerto Rico in the 1950s. He was a member of Generación del Cincuenta, an artists' group founded to celebrate cultural life in Puerto Rico. He worked in multiple media and designed a series of posters in the 1950s for government sponsored culture and hygiene campaigns. He is particularly noted for his screen prints, and is known popularly as "the painter of the people" for his depiction of quotidian scenes and subjects.
Nationalities
Puerto Rican, American
Gender
Male
Roles
Artist, Designer, Painter
Names
Rafael Tufiño, Rafael Tufiõ Figueroa
Ulan
500118447
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