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Rafael Ferrer  
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American, Born 1933

Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and raised in New York, Rafael Ferrer never trained academically as an artist. He began practicing at the age of 18 and has since had exhibitions and given lectures and seminars across the United States, Europe, and the Caribbean. He has also taught at several universities, including the University of Pennsylvania, the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine, New York's School of Visual Arts, the San Francisco Art Institute, and the University of New Mexico at Albuquerque.

His work, which centers on life in the Caribbean, is represented in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art. He has received a Guggenheim Award as well as two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships.


Oye I



Oye I 1979
Master printer - Dan Gualdoni
Lithograph from three aluminum plates
Rives BFK
22"w x 30"h
Ed. 20
  Oye II Brisas del Caribe Plenilumio