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1 Item (Ink on paper., 68.3 x 47.7 cm.)
Puerto Rico -- 20th century
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Jose Melendez Contreras began his career in the DIVEDCO workshop in 1952 and worked there as a graphic artist for posters and as a book illustrator until 1977. This is one of the last posters he made for DIVEDCO. A master of angular compositions, in this Christmas poster he shows a close-up of a musician singing and playing a traditional guiro with typical island architecture and mountains behind him. (From exhibition text by Marvette Perez.)
In the exhibition "Posters from the Division of Community Education (DIVEDCO) of Puerto Rico, 1948-1989," Sept. 17, 2008-Jan. 18, 2009, at the Smithsonian's S. Dillon Ripley Center.
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