Para Don Pedro

  • Juan Sánchez, Para Don Pedro, 1992, lithograph, photolithograph and collage with additions in oil stick and pencil, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Julia D. Strong Endowment, 1998.97, © 1992, Juan Sánchez

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
Artist
Printers
Date
1992
Location
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
Mediums Description
lithograph, photolithograph and collage with additions in oil stick and pencil
Classifications
Keywords
  • Religion – New Testament – Christ
  • Portrait male – Albizu Campos, Pedro – bust
Object Number
1998.97
Palette
Linked Open Data
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