Name Descriptor: Baez, Myrna, 1931-×
  • Crítica a la ilusión inadmisible
    Silén, Iván
    The poet Iván Silén writes about what Puerto Rican painting is and aspires to be. He believes that painting in Puerto Rico has become “insulated” and has been seriously harmed by foreign “isms.” He mentions that certain artists are the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1061032

  • Myrna Báez : carta de desciframiento para entender idiosincracia boricua
    Traba, Marta
    Marta Traba, the Argentine critic who lived in Puerto Rico for some time, claims that there is a form of Puerto Rican art that can be understood and recognized elsewhere. As examples, she mentions portraits by the Puerto Rican painter Francisco Rodó [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1061008

  • Arte de la resistencia en Puerto Rico
    Traba, Marta
    Marta Traba, the Argentine critic who lived in Puerto Rico for some time, accepts that there is a political and cultural “art of resistance” in Latin America and in Puerto Rico. This “resistance” refuses to follow aesthetic models developed [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1060984

  • No es Contra-Bienal, pero...
    Cherson, Samuel B.
    In this essay, Samuel Cherson, a Cuban critic living in exile in Puerto Rico, discusses the exhibition organized by the Hermandad de Artistas Gráficos [Graphic Artists Association] featuring the artists who refrained from participating in the Quinta [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 867230

  • Myrna Báez y las técnicas del grabado
    García Fonteboa, Manuel
    In this interview with Myrna Báez, fellow Puerto Rican artist Manuel García Fonteboa—who worked for Báez as a printer of silkscreens on many occasions—asks about her training in art and the methods she uses in her graphic work. Báez explains [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 866764

  • El arte comprometido de Myrna Báez
    Torres Martinó, José Antonio, 1916-2011
    Puerto Rican artist and critic José Antonio Torres Martinó states that Myrna Báez has been a militant supporter of Puerto Rican independence throughout her lifetime. Her work, however, is by no means political propaganda. Like many artists before [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 866741

  • Cuatro voces en la gráfica de Myrna Báez
    Fernández Zavala, Margarita
    Puerto Rican art historian Margarita Fernández Zavala divides Myrna Báez’s graphic work into four parallel stylistic discourses: costumbrismo (representation of local everyday life), formalism, expressionism, and lyricism. Fernández Zavala dates [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 866716

  • Tres décadas gráficas de Myrna Báez
    Tibol, Raquel
    Argentine-Mexican art historian Raquel Tibol asserts that Myrna Báez’s work must be analyzed from many different perspectives in order to attend to questions like technique, the artist’s status as a Puerto Rican woman, her character, her times, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 866684

  • La realidad en la gráfica de Myrna Báez
    Benítez, Marimar
    In this text, Puerto Rican art historian Marimar Benítez states that most of Myrna Báez’s graphic production from the seventies and early eighties made use of silkscreen, holograph, and etching techniques. Benítez asserts that Báez’s graphic [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 866665

  • Myrna Báez
    Torres Martinó, José Antonio, 1916 - 2011
    Puerto Rican critic and artist José Antonio Torres Martinó discusses the works by Myrna Báez exhibited at the Museo de la Universidad de Puerto Rico in 1976. He states that though Báez makes use of North American neorealism, she distances herself [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 866646

  • Acrílicos y serigrafías de Myrna Báez
    Arce de Vázquez, Margot
    Puerto Rican educator Margot Arce de Vázquez discusses the works presented by Myrna Báez in the exhibition held in her studio in 1980. In Arce de Vázquez’s view, these works, with their interesting and new pictorial language, represent a marked [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 866627

  • Marta Pérez deja huellas en Casa Candina
    García Gutiérrez, Enrique
    In this essay, Puerto Rican critic Enrique García Gutiérrez discusses the nine reduction woodcuts by Marta Pérez García included in the exhibition Huellas held at Casa Candina, San Juan, Puerto Rico, in 1991. The author asserts that there is [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 866395

  • Introducción
    Marrozzini, Luigi
    In 1963, a group exhibition of Puerto Rican graphic art was organized under the title: Exposición Colectiva de Grabados Puertorriqueños: Pequeña Retrospectiva [Small Retrospective]. Regarding the exhibition, the Italian art buyer Luigi Marrozzini [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 863214

  • [Letter] 1973 December 17, s.l. [to] Lorenzo Homar
    Alegría, Ricardo E.
    In 1974, Ricardo Alegría was director of the Office of Cultural Affairs, as well as a member of the committee for the III Bienal de San Juan del Grabado Latinoamericano [Third San Juan Biennial of Latin American Graphic Art]. [In this letter,] Alegr [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 861290

  • La VII Bienal del Grabado Latinoamericano
    Cherson, Samuel B.
    The critic Samuel Cherson gives a historical account of the Bienal de San Juan del Grabado Latinoamericano y del Caribe [San Juan Biennial of Latin American and Caribbean Graphic Art]. He notes that the 7th Biennial (1986) opened 3 ½ years after [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 852865

  • Reflexiones sobre el arte regional
    Torres Martinó, José Antonio, 1916-2011
    This article, written by the artist and essayist José A. Torres Martinó, explores the subject of regionalism in Puerto Rican art and its role in the early twentieth century, and discusses the regional-universalist expression of a group of artists [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 822527

  • Tres décadas de gráfica puertorriqueña
    Benítez, Marimar
    Puerto Rican historian and curator Marimar Benítez discusses the importance of the print—particularly of the linoleum variety—to artists of the 1950s. Social commentary, condemnation of living conditions among Puerto Ricans, and criticism of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 822323

  • Entrevista a Myrna Báez "Myrna Báez y la presencia de P. R. en su arte"
    Fernández Zavala, Margarita
    Puerto Rican historian Margarita Fernández Zavala interviews Myrna Báez on the occasion of the retrospective exhibition of Báez’s work from 1971 to 1981 organized by the Museo del Barrio (New York, NY). The show was also exhibited at the Museum [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 806311

  • La colección gráfica Esso de Puerto Rico
    In 1973, Andrew Stasik, director of the Pratt Graphic Center, assembled a collection of Puerto Rican prints later acquired by the Exxon Corporation, which also sponsored an exhibition of the collection that traveled to major cities in the United [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 806115

  • Myrna Báez: notas sobre una pintura difícil
    Traba, Marta
    Argentine critic Marta Traba, who lived in Puerto Rico in the early 1970s, comments on the figurative paintings and landscapes by Puerto Rican artist Myrna Báez. Traba asserts that Báez has become a significant artist due to “the variety and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 806101

  • Myrna Báez : de la claustrofobia y pasividad del colonizado
    Benítez, Marimar
    The Puerto Rican critic and historian Marimar Benítez explains that the Puerto Rican artist Myrna Báez was among those honored at the VIII Bienal de San Juan del Grabado Latinoamericano y del Caribe [8th San Juan Biennial of Latin American and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 805960