Puerto Rican painter Francisco Oller (1833–1917) emerged from the small art world of San Juan in the 1840s to become one of the most distinguished transatlantic painters of his day. This exhibition celebrates Oller's contributions to both the Paris avant-garde and the Puerto Rican school of painting.
During the course of 20 years spent in Europe, Oller participated in pioneering movements such as realism, impressionism and naturalism. He carried the tenets and techniques of each style from Paris back to San Juan, revolutionizing the school of painting in his native Puerto Rico. Placing his work within a larger artistic, geographic, and historical context, the exhibition also features paintings by Paul Cezanne, Winslow Homer, Claude Monet, Camille Pissaro and other Impressionist masters.
June 14-September 6