This biography compiled by Geoffrey K. Fleming, Director, Southold Historical Society, primarily from the extensive work of Martin Haggland and the Raphael Collazo Foundation.
RAPHAEL ANGEL COLLAZO (August 1, 1943 - January 4, 1990)
Important Puerto Rican - American modernist-abstract painter. Born August 1, 1943 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, the son of Rafael and Marina Torres Collazo. He moved to New York City with his mother and grandmother in 1944 and had limited involvement with his father for the remainder of his life.
As a child, he attended Pratt Institute's Art for Children program, 1955-58. After studying at the Hudson Guild Settlement House, he attended the High School of Music and Art
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