Manuel de la Cruz Gonzalez
(1909 - 1986)
Manuel de la Cruz Gonzalez was active/lived in Costa Rica, Venezuela. Manuel Gonzalez is known for abstract expressionist painting, teaching.
Biography Manuel de la Cruz Gonzalez
Manuel de la Cruz Gonzalez became a fundamental part of the introduction of abstract art in Costa Rica. He was born in San Jose on April 16, 1909. In the beginning he was a self-taught painter and with the Group of New Sensibility participated in exhibitions organized by the Journal of Costa Rica at the National Theatre from 1928 to 1937.
Between 1946-1947 he founded the " Experimental Theatre " group, composed of students and teachers of the newly created University of Costa Rica .
He taught drawing, painting and aesthetics in this school, and to join political causes led by Calderón Guardia, who had strong diatribes against José Figueres and his followers, Gonzalez was imprisoned and then left the country in 194
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