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Martorell, Antonio (1939–)

Martorell, Antonio (1939–)

Antonio Martorell (b. 18 April 1939) is a Puerto Rican artist. Martorell received his early training with Julio Martín Caro in Madrid (1961–1962). He studied printmaking with Lorenzo Homar from 1962 to 1965 at the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture's graphics workshop in New York City. In 1968 he founded the Taller Alacrán (Scorpion's Workshop). Martorell has also worked as a set designer, book illustrator, caricaturist, textile and graphic designer, art critic, and writer. Since 1985, he has worked collaboratively with Rosa Luisa Márquez as performer and set designer for graphic-theatrical performance pieces. He has taught at the National School of Fine Arts in Mexico City, the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture, and the Universidad Interamericana in San Germán, Puerto Rico. His posters, paintings, and installations have been exhibited internationally, and he has won numerous awards. Martorell has two studios, one in New York City and one in Ponce, Puerto Rico. He is also an artist in residence at the Universidad de Puerto Rico in Cayey. His daughter, Alejandra Martorell, is a famous modern dancer.

See alsoArt: The Twentieth Century .


Instituto De Cultura Puertorriqueña, Antonio Martorell, Obra gráfica 1963–1986. Exposición homenaje (1986).

Martorell, Antonio.La piel de la memoria (1992).

Museo Del Barrio (New York City), Antonio Martorell and Friends: La Casa de Todos Nosotros/A House for Us All (1992).

Additional Bibliography

Carrero, Angel. Apuntes éticos: Para la ciudadanía boricua. San Juan, Puerto Rico: Ediciones Anawin, 1999.

Martorell, Antonio, and María E. Somoza. Jaulabra en la labra: Antonio Martorell y sus amigos. San Juan, Puerto Rico: Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico, 2004.

Rivera, Nelson. Los carteles de Martorell. New York: Hostos Culture & Arts Program, 1987.

Rivera, Nelson. Visual Artists and the Puerto Rican Performing Arts, 1950–1990: The Works of Jack and Irene Delano, Antonio Martorell, Jaime Suárez, and Oscar Mestey-Villamil. New York: P. Lang, 1997.

                                     Miriam Basilio

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