Para Don Pedro

  • Bill Lagattuta, Juan Sánchez, Tamarind Lithography Workshop, Inc., Para Don Pedro, 1992, oil pastel, pencil, Smithsonian American Art Museum, © 1992, Juan Sánchez, Museum purchase through the Julia D. Strong Endowment, 1998.97

Exhibition Label
Sánchez pays homage to Pedro Albizu Campos (1891-1965), the well-known leader of the Puerto Rican Nationalist Party. A Harvard-trained lawyer and devout Catholic, Albizu championed social justice and promoted Puerto Rican independence. For his efforts, he was charged with conspiracy against the United States and jailed for most of his life. Sánchez presents Albizu as a martyr and surrounds his likeness with images of Christ and drawings resembling indigenous (or Taino) petroglyphs found in Puerto Rico.

Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art
, 2013

Title
Para Don Pedro
Artists
Date
1992
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
22 1/4 in. x 30 in. (56.5 x 76.2 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase through the Julia D. Strong Endowment

Mediums
Classifications
Keywords
  • Religion – New Testament – Christ
  • Portrait male – Albizu Campos, Pedro – bust
Object Number
1998.97
Palette
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