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|Born in Coamo, Puerto Rico in 1932, Domingo García is a painter, sculptor and printmaker with a career spanning six decades. He studied painting at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the National Academy of Design in New York and with William Locke in London. |
In the year 1958, he established the Campeche Gallery in the Old San Juan, where artists of the period exhibited their works and new emerging ones studied painting with Domingo. Domingo’s work integrated in the artistic movement of the country, in painting, engraving and sculpture but also as promoting the arts.
In 1988, he founded the Latin-American Gallery, in Old San Juan, which became a centre of culture and sponsorship of the arts. In 1972 he received the Guggenheim Foundation Scholarship in painting.
In 1998-1999 the Contemporary Art Museum of Puerto Rico held a retrospective exhibit titled "Domingo García: 50 Years - Selected Works" of his paintings and sculptures done from the '40s to the '90s.
In 2007, the artist opened a 60th Year Art Retrospective Exhibit at the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico,while simultaneously presenting a selection of his most recent work at Obra Galeria Alegria (Old San Juan, PR). That same year, Domingo received for the second time the “Best Retrospective of the Year Award” by the International Art Critics Association.
In 2011, Domingo was honored in a reception for his contribution to Latin American art at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. Simultaneously the institution acquired two of Domingo's paintings: Adios Mahatma and La Mujer Criolla to their permanent Latin American collection. Domingo’s career spans six decades. He has exhibited internationally and is represented in several major world museums.
Exhibiciones Individuales / Solo Exhibitions
1958 Maxwell Galleries, San Francisco, California
1959 Galería Campeche, San Juan, Puerto Rico
1962 Instituto de Cultura Puertorrriqueña, San Juan, Puerto Rico
1964 Museo de Historia, Antrología y Arte, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Recinto de Río Piedras, Puerto Rico
1966 Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, San Juan, Puerto Rico
1967 Galería Moncada, Barcelona, España
1968 Denise René Gallery, París, Francia
1968 Marlboro New London Gallery, Londres, Inglaterra
1971 Casa del Arte, San Juan, Puerto Rico
1972 Casa del Arte, San Juan, Puerto Rico
1973 Galería Colibrí, San Juan, Puerto Rico
1975 Centro Nacional de las Artes, San Juan, Puerto rico
1975 Brooklyn College, Nueva York
1976 Cayman Gallery, SOHO, Nueva York
1977 National Collection, Washington D.C.
1977 Galería Condado, Centro de Convenciones, San Juan, Puerto Rico
1978 Galería Pirámides, Ciudad de Méxijo, México
1978 Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, Nueva York
1979 El Museo del Barrio, Nueva York
1980 Casa de las Américas, La Habana , Cuba
1981 Cayman Gallery, SOHO, Nueva York
1981 Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, California
1981 Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois
1984 Universidad de Puerto Rico, Recinto de Mayagüez, Puerto Rico
1984 Galería Palomas, San Juan, Puerto Rico
1984 Galería Martín Molinary, SOHO, Nueva York
1987 Poli-Coop Savings and Loan, Santurce, Puerto Rico
1987 Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, San Juan, Puerto Rico
1988 Galería Latinoamericana, San Juan, Puerto Rico
1991 Museo de Historia, Antropología y Arte, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Recinto de Río Piedras, Puerto Rico
1992 Museo de Arte de Ponce, Ponce, Puerto Rico
1993 Museo de las Américas, San Juan, Puerto Rico
1994 Galería Fine Arts, Scottsdale, Arizona
1996 Galería Forum de las Artes, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico
1999 Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
2005 OBRA Galería Alegría, San Juan, Puerto Rico
2007 Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
2008 OBRA Galería Alegría, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Premios / Awards
1967-68 GRANT, Casa del Arte, San Juan, to study/travel throughout Europe and North Africa
1972 Guggenheim Scholarship for painting, New York, NY
1977 GRANT, Washington Review of the Art for best poster design of the year
1980 SENIOR GRANT for Work Accomplished, National Endowment for the Arts, Washington D.C.
1990 AWARD given for “Year’s Best Solo Show”, “Iconos de Nuestra Historia”, International Art Critics Association (IACA), member of UNESCO
1999 HOMAGE, “Best Exhibition of the Year” and “Best Year’s Retrospective", International Art Critics Association (IACA), member of UNESCO
2007 SPECIAL AWARD given for “ Best of the Year: 60 Year Retrospective Exhibition”,International Art Critics Association, (IACA), member of UNESCO
2011 HOMAGE for his contribution to Latin American Art and the acquisition of two of his paintings for the permanent collection of Museum of Fine Arts Houston, June 2011
Submitted by the artist
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