Jan 30, 2018 Ali Hibbs
In the Dwight Marvin Library
An exhibit of paintings by Juan Maldonado, a native of Puerto Rico who studied in Europe and was greatly influenced by the works of Leonardo DaVinci. In New York City, Maldonado developed his specialty in portraiture and is said to have completed 400-plus commissions. He was artist-in-residence at the Bronx Museum and an advocate for Latino artists, helping create the Nuyorican movement in the 1960s. After a long and brilliant career, Maldonado died in Vega Alta, PR in December 2016. Serigraphs are courtesy of the Juan Maldonado Estate and the Martinez Gallery in Troy. Founder Laudelina Martinez talks about the artist at a reception at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12 (snow date: Thursday, Feb. 15).