El paseo del portugués
Date 1930
Dimensions 14" x 18"
Category Painting
Medium Oil on canvas
Genre Rural landscape
Period 20th Century
Collection Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico. Donación del Banco Gubernamental de Fomento para Puerto Rico.
Acknowledgement *Translate: The promenade at the portugués

Horacio Castaing

"El paseo del portugués*" (1930)

Description

Biography

Painter. Castaing was a student of Miguel Pou. In 1934 he was appointed director of the School of Drawing and Painting in Ponce, which had been established under the sponsorship of the Puerto Rico Emergency Relief Administration. One of the artists attending the school was José Antonio Torres Martino. Castaign’s time there was fairly brief, as he died prematurely due to illness. A posthumous exhibit of his work was held in 1936, at the First Independent Exhibit of Puerto Rican Art at the University of Puerto Rico. His paintings consist mainly of portraits of the common man and woman of Puerto Rico, like those of his teacher Miguel Pou.