Alfonso Meléndez Arana (1927–2005) was a Puerto Rican painter.
Born: March 31, 1927, New York City, NY
Died: November 18, 2005, Paris, France
Arana was born in New York City from Mexican father and Puerto Rican mother. When he was young, the family moved to San Sebastián, Puerto Rico, where the young painter spent his youth. At age six, Arana made his first picture and presented it to his mother. His father, a businessman, did not want his son to become an artist. This caused a major rift between father and son.
As a young man, Arana studied art in Mexico at the Atelier de Jose Bardasano, at the Manhattan School of Arts&nb
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