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ID: 500118447
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ulan/500118447

 

Record Type: Person
Tufiño, Rafael (Puerto Rican painter and printmaker, 1922-2008)

Note: Born in Brooklyn, Tufiño spent early years in San Juan, Puerto Rico. After serving in WWII he studied art in Mexico, and returned to Puerto Rico in the 1950s. He was a member of Generación del Cincuenta, an artists' group founded to celebrate cultural life in Puerto Rico. He worked in multiple media and designed a series of posters in the 1950s for government sponsored culture and hygiene campaigns. He is particularly noted for his screen prints, and is known popularly as "the painter of the people" for his depiction of quotidian scenes and subjects.
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Names:
Tufiño, Rafael (preferred,V,index)
Rafael Tufiño (V,display)
Figueroa, Rafael Tufiõ (VBN)

Nationalities:
Puerto Rican (preferred)
American

Roles:
artist (preferred)
painter
printmaker
designer

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Brooklyn (New York City, New York state, United States) (borough)
Died:  San Juan (San Juan, North and Central America) (inhabited place)

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Tufiño, Rafael (I)

Biographies:
(Puerto Rican painter and printmaker, 1922-2008) ..... [VP Preferred]
(Puerto Rican painter, 1918-2008) ..... [Grove Art]
(American artist, 1922-2008) ..... [MoMA]

Additional Names:

Sources and Contributors:
Figueroa, Rafael Tufiõ ........ [VP]
.............................................  Lavietes, Rafael Tufiño, New York Times (2008)
Rafael Tufiño ........ [MoMA, VP]
............................  Artists, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York (2000-)
............................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Tufiño, Rafael ........ [Grove Art Preferred, MoMA Preferred, VP Preferred]
..............................  Artists, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York (2000-)
..............................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
..............................  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) accessed 12 January 2004
..............................  Lavietes, Rafael Tufiño, New York Times (2008)

Subject: ........ [Gallery Systems, Grove Art, MoMA, VP]
....................  Gallery Systems (2000-) LOC ID: n81004809
....................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
....................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
....................  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) accessed 12 January 2004
....................  Lavietes, Rafael Tufiño, New York Times (2008)
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) LOC ID: n81004809
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
.......... Grove Art Online (2003-2008)
.......... Lavietes, Rafael Tufiño, New York Times (2008)
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