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Rene Portocarrero

 (1912 - 1985)
Rene Portocarrero was active/lived in Cuba.  Rene Portocarrero is known for figure painting, set design, book illustration, ceramics, sculpture.

Rene Portocarrero

Rene Portocarrero was a Cuban artist born in the neighborhood of El Cerro, Havana, in 1912, and died in Havana on April 27, 1985.  He is noted for highly colorful, abstract paintings and also was a sculptor, ceramicist, scenic designer and book illustrator, publishing his own Las Máscaras (The Masks) in 1935 and El Sueño (The Dream) in 1939.

As a muralist, he produced public artworks for the Havana Prison, a church in Bauta, Cuba, the Cuban National Hospital, the Cuban National Theatre and the Hotel Tryp Habana Libre.

He started painting from a young age, and at 14, enrolled in San Alejandro Academy, but left early enough, having a strong temperament and unable to adapt to this apprenticeship.  As a re  ...  Displaying 750 of 3787 characters.

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About  Rene Portocarrero

Born:  1912 - Havana, Cuba
Died:   1985 - Havana, Cuba
Known for:  figure painting, set design, book illustration, ceramics, sculpture