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The Silk-Screens Posters of Puerto Rico, Division de la Comunidad and Others

(translated and adapted from the digital library of the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture & University of Puerto Rico collaboration).  

The poster in Puerto Rico has a different dimension and meaning that transcends the regular association one may have with the production of posters. The Puerto Rican posters are recognized as one of the most widespread and representative forms of artistic production and the study of its development and use provides a perspective on the social, historical, economic, and cultural aspects of the Island. Some studies locate the development of the cartel in Puerto Rico from the entry of the printing company to the Island, approximately in 1806, when typographic posters and promotional graphic sheets began to be produced. Others argue that Puerto Rican posters began in the late 1930s and early 1940s. This movement was closely linked to the use of the poster as a means of disseminating government and educational information.

 

On May 14, 1949, Law No. 372 was approved, which created the Community Education Division (DIVEDCO) in order to develop a program to promote and extend adult education in rural and urban areas of Puerto Rico. The Division produced many posters, mostly screen-printed, advertising educational and cultural activities, including films generated by DIVEDCO, as well as educational messages to the people. The works of the artists Lorenzo Homar, Isabel Bernal, and Ed Vera Cortes, among so many others, stand out in this collection.

 

Like the Community Education Division (DIVEDCO), other entities affiliated with the Government of PR or autonomous have used the poster as a means of communication and education. The collection that we present is a sample of the art form and depict the important role of women in Puerto Rican culture and every-day-life.

Torres Soto

1er Festival del Herencial Africano en PR

Torres Soto

Silk-screen Poster

Alberto Ortiz Collazo

Con los Ojos el Alma, recital Clara de Lergier 1971

Alberto Ortiz Collazo

Silk-screen Poster

Ed Vera Cortes

Lola Rodriguez de Tio  (1979)

Ed Vera Cortes

Silk-screen Poster

Isabel Bernal

Inauguracion Escuela Elemental Rosa M Rodriguez Valle  (1970)

Isabel Bernal

Silk-screen Poster

Organizadora de Comunidad Ejemplar, Group Project by artist from Division de Educacion de la Comunidad

Sor Isolina Ferre

Organizadora de Comunidad Ejemplar, Group Project by artist from Division de Educacion de la Comunidad

Silk-screen Poster

Jose Rosa

Grabados Myrna Rodriguez 1976

Jose Rosa

Silk-screen Poster

Lorenzo Homar

La Galeria, Exposicion La Mujer 1975

Lorenzo Homar

Silk-screen Poster

Ed Vera Cortes

Pelicula: Belen (1977)

Ed Vera Cortes

Silk-screen Poster

Melendez Contreras

Pelicula: Chela (1972)

Melendez Contreras

Silk-screen Poster

Ed Vera Cortes

Pelicula: Huracan  (1965)

Ed Vera Cortes

Silk-screen Poster

Antonio Maldonado

Feliz Navidad  (1983)

Antonio Maldonado

Silk-screen Poster

Waldemar Brodhurst

Taina Lady

Waldemar Brodhurst

Silk-screen Poster

Main Exhibition Hall
Feliz Navidad
Pelicula_ Huracan
Pelicula_ Chela
Pelicula Belen
La Galeria, Exposicion La Mujer
Grabados
Organizadora de Comunidad Ejemplar
Con los Ojos del Alma
1er Festival del Herencial Africano en P

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