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Lucila Madruga Collection


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Lucila Madruga Collection, c. 1938-1970 | University of Miami Cuban Heritage Collection

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Title: Lucila Madruga Collection, c. 1938-1970Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1938

ID: CHC0557

Creator: Madruga, Lucila de Diaz-Piferrer (1913-1989)

Extent: 1.0 Boxes

Date Acquired: 02/16/1998

Formats/Genres: Drawings

Languages: Spanish;Castilian

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection consists of 14 pencil drawings with text in ink by Lucila Madruga de Díaz Piferrer, a Cuban artist of international fame, made in 1938 and two note cards painted by Madruga in the 1960s and 1970s.

Biographical Note

Lucila Madruga de Diaz‑Piferrer was born January 6, 1913, in Matanzas, Cuba. She studied painting with the Catalan professor, Alberto Tarasco, who directed the Painting Academy of Matanzas. She later studied at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes San Alejandro in Havana.

After leaving Cuba and settling in Puerto Rico, Madruga began painting scenes at the Department of Marine Sciences of the University of Mayagüez. These panels dealt with problems of the coastal ecology, a subject for which Madruga became known. Her art also focused on subjects which Madruga felt were beginning to disappear from the landscape, such as buildings for sugar cane processing, the Light of Guánica, the Playita de Belvedere which was altered by the facilities of Project PRINUL.

During the years that her husband was a writer in England, she began exploring new subjects in her painting. When she returned to Puerto Rico, Madruga began to study with the well-known Spanish painter, Jose Azaustre. Madruga died in the city of Miami, Florida, August 26, 1989.

Subject/Index Terms

Art, Cuban - 20th century
Madruga, Lucila

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: There are no access restrictions.

Use Restrictions: Requests to publish or display materials from this collection require written permission from the rights owner. Please, contact for more information.

Acquisition Method: Received from Beatriz Cassara, Lucila Madruga's daughter in 1998.

Preferred Citation: Lucila Madruga Collection, Cuban Heritage Collection, University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, Florida

Finding Aid Revision History: The collection-level record was created by Beata Bergen, March 2009.

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Box 1: Lucila Madruga drawings, circa 1938-1970Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Exhibit, "Sala de Arte Centro de Estudiante"Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Card with depiction of a saintAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Pencil drawing, Aguilera, Francisco VicenteAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Pencil drawing, Agramonte Loynaz, IgnacioAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Pencil drawing, Céspedes, Carlos Manuel deAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Pencil drawing, Cisneros Betancourt, SalvadorAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Pencil drawing, Estrada Palma, TomásAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Pencil drawing, García González, VicenteAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Pencil drawing, García Iñiguez, CalixtoAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Pencil drawing, Goicuría, DomingoAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Pencil drawing, Maceo Grajales, AntonioAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Pencil drawing, Maceo Osorio, FranciscoAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Pencil drawing, Quesada Loynaz, Manuel deAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Pencil drawing, Sanguily, JulioAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Pencil drawing, Spotomo, Juan BautistaAdd to your cart.

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