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From San Juan to Paris and Back
Francisco Oller and Caribbean Art in the Era of Impressionism

Edward J. Sullivan

Francisco Oller (1833–1917) was a Puerto Rican painter whose work was admired on both sides of the Atlantic. A native of San Juan, Oller spent over twenty years in Europe, establishing himself as one of the most distinguished transatlantic painters of his day. Oller participated in the pioneering movements of Realism, Impressionism, and naturalism, and he developed mutually influential relationships with such artists as Camille Pissarro and Gustave Courbet. These artistic trends informed his novel Realist-Impressionist approach, with which he would revolutionize the school of painting in his native Puerto Rico.
 
In this original and important book, Edward J. Sullivan advances close readings of works spanning Oller&rs...


2014   208 pp.  81 color + 18 b/w illus.   -   Cloth ISBN: 9780300203202  $60.00 sc

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