ARTIST PROFILE

 

Visual interpretations carried out by Olga Albizu enter ideological planes taking the surrounding reality and translating it into chromatic energy and rhythms. In each stroke, Albizu incorporated unrepeatable feelings because each stroke is an immediate reaction to real life situations. She had a very peculiar way of grabbing the spectator’s attention, because she grants simultaneous audiences to stillness and movement.

 

José A. Pérez Ruiz


 

 

Orange

Oil on Linen, 54" x 50"

White 900-I-81

Oil on Linen, 72" x 48"

Yellow 20-40

Oil on Linen, 30" x 30"

Red 103

Oil on Linen, 66" x 58"

Yellow 873-94

Oil on Linen, 41.75" x 40"

 

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Olga Albizu was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico in 1924 and died in New York on July 30, 2005. She studied painting in Puerto Rico with the renowned Spanish painter Esteban Vicente (1943-1947) and received a B.A. in 1946 at the University of Puerto Rico. Olga arrived in New York City in 1948 on a fellowship for post-graduate work at the Art Students’ League. Among several noted teachers, took most to famed abstract painter Hans Hoffman. She further broadened her training in Europe at the Académie de la Grande Chaumiere in Paris and the Academia delle Belli Arti, in Florence. Later, following the easels of Van Gogh and Cezanne, she spent a year painting in Provence, France. Returning to New York in 1953, she became an accomplished abstract painter, with solo and group exhibits in New York, Washington, Louisville, Philadelphia, Puerto Rico, Mexico and Germany.

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Selection

 

 

2005

  • Biaggi & Faure Fine Art, Puerto Nuevo, Puerto Rico

2004

  • Biaggi & Faure Fine Art, Puerto Nuevo, Puerto Rico

1999

  • Petrus Gallery, San Juan, Puerto Rico

1998

  • Art Gallery, Sacred Heart University, Santurce, Puerto Rico

1971

  • Sweaarkingen-Byck Gallery, Louisville, Kentucky

1969

  • Santiago Gallery, San Juan, Puerto Rico

1966

  • Pan American Union, Washington, D.C.

1961

  • Ateneo Puertorriqueño, San Juan, Puerto Rico

1960, 59

  • Roldand de Aenlle Gallery, New York

1964, 61, 58, 57

  • First Federal Savings Gallery, San Juan, Puerto Rico

1958, 57

  • Ateneo Puertorriqueño, San Juan, Puerto Rico

1956

  • Panora’s Gallery, New York

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Selection

 

 

2005

  • Biaggi & Faure Fine Art, Puerto Nuevo, Puerto Rico 2005

  • Christmas Group Show – Biaggi & Faure Fine Art, Puerto Nuevo, Puerto Rico

  • “La Imagen y el Paladar: Arte en la Gastronomía y la Plástica” “The Image and the Palate: Art in Gastronomy and ïn Plastics"

  • Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico Gala Dinner, Caribe Hilton, San Juan, Puerto Rico

  • “Arte Puertorriqueño: Imagen de una Cultura, 25to Aniversario de la Colección de Arte de la Cooperativa de Seguros Múltiples de Puerto Rico “”Puerto Rican Art: Image of a Culture, 25th Anniversary of the Art Collection of the Cooperativa de Seguros Multiples de Puerto Rico- Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, Santurce, P.R.

2004

  • Painting, Sculpture, Ceramics and Photography- Biaggi & Faure Fine Art, Puerto Nuevo, Puerto Rico

  • Inaugural Exhibition of the Permanent Collection of the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico

2000

  • Inaugural Exhibition of the Permanent Collection of the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico

1979

  • Bridge Between Islands, The Bronx Museum of the Arts and the Museo del Barrio, New York

  • III/XVI Summer Group Show, Biaggi & Faure Fine Art, Puerto Nuevo, Puerto Rico.

1988

  • The Latin American Spirit: Art and Artists in the United States

1985

  • “Pintura y Gráfica de los 50” “Painting and Graphics in the 50’s”- Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, San Juan, Puerto Rico

1973

  • Art Heritage of Puerto Rico, Metropolitan Museum, New York

1965

  • Young Artists of Latin America- Esso, IBM Gallery, NewYork

1963, 62

  • Casa del Arte, San Juan, Puerto Rico

1960

  • Grand Street Settlement, New York

1958

  • I Painting and Printing Interamerican Biennial, Mexico

1957

  • Puerto Rican Painting, Riverside Museum, New York

  • Stable Gallery, New York

1956

  • New York City Center, New York

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Selection

 

  • Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, San Juan, Puerto Rico

  • Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico, Santurce, Puerto Rico

  • Museum of the University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico

  • Ateneo Puertorriqueño, San Juan, Puerto Rico

  • Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico

  • Museo de Arte de Ponce, Ponce, Puerto Rico

  • Israel National Museum

  • Banco Popular of Puerto Rico

  • Chase Manhattan Bank

  • Cooperativa de Seguros Múltiples de Puerto Rico

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Selection

 

 

1997

  • Various artwork auctioned at Sotheby’s, New York

1967

  • 2nd Prize, Ateneo Puertorriqueño, Puerto Rico

1964

  • 2nd prize, Esso Salon of Young Artists, San Juan, Puerto Rico

1948

  • Student Scholarship, New York City Scholarship

Olga's work is recognized in various reference works: Famous Hispanic Americans in the Humanities: 20th Century, The Latin American Spirit: Art and Artist in the United States, Art Heritage of Puerto Rico (Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York). Her paintings are reproduced on the cover of recordings from a variety of musical mediums, from classical works to modern jazz including The Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Stan Getz, Bill Evans Trio, Bob Broomeyer Orchestra and the Rod Levitt Orchestra.

 

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