Augusto Marín

1921-2011, Santurce,PR

Education:

Augusto Marín was destined to become an artist. At twelve years of age he was granted the earliest recognition of his talent. Famous Spanish artist Sanchez Felipe granted him free art lessons to study at his Art Academy were the determined boy started the first steps of his creative journey.

During the time period of 1949 to 1955 he studied drawing, painting and design at the Art Student League in New York City. There, he received his initial high level art education under the tutelage of Harry Stemberg, Iván Olinsky, John Corvino and Reginal Marsh. He furthered his studies in mural painting at the Otis Art Institute of Los Angeles. After he returned to Puerto Rico, he studied polychromatic stained glass design with Arnaldo Maas, during four years. He perfected his take in stained glass technics at Henri Mesterom’s Studio in Holland. In 1983 he completed a specialized curse in stone lithograph at the University of Nostre Dame in Indiana,USA.

Art Professor:

During fifteen years he teached painting and design at the Fine Art School of Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña. Later on, during 1975 to 1987 he became professor of drawing, design and art appreciation at the University of Puerto Rico.

Artistic trajectory:

During his prolific professional career of more than fifty years in fine art, Augusto Marín became a prominent Caribbean artist of the 20th Century. He is recognized in Puerto Rico, as one of the principal exponents of the 50’s Generation. The period of art production in the island, that is considered by experts, as the Golden Age of modern Puerto Rican art. During the expansion of his career Marín mastered the creative execution of: drawing, oil and acrylic painting, stain glass design, architectural mural design, large format painting, art lithograph, silk screen printing, engraving and bronze sculpture.

He participated in more than 60 national and international art exhibitions.

Since the nineteen sixties, his art has been included in the mayor museums of Puerto Rico: Art Museum of PR, Art Museum of Ponce (PR), San Juan Art and History Museum, University of Puerto Rico Anthropology, History and Art Museum. And also in the following important private collections: Banco Popular de Puerto Rico, First bank of PR, Cooperativa de Seguros Múltiples de PR.

His 1959 engraving titled “Cabeza de Cristo was acquired that same year by the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York) and also by the Museum of Modern Art (New York).

Marin’s art is also in private collections abroad in: Monte Carlo, Germany and Japan. Also in the United States:New York, Florida, California, Wyoming and Indiana.

Augusto Marín is Puerto Rico’s most proficient architectural mural creator. Having created some 12 monumental murals, all of which are considered land marks in the island urban landscape.

Sadly our celebrated artist passed away in April of 2011 at the age of 90 years. His life was one very productive in regards to his contribution to Puerto Rico’s and Latino American cultural proposal to the world.

Collaboration and provenance:

The serigraphs and lithographs of Augusto Marín we offer to our clients for acquisition, are the editions of art prints he produced during the last fifteen years of his prolific life. All items I offer are part of the  inventory that I own. They are the product , of the working relationship I sustained with the artist for some 23 years. During those years, I acted as Art Commissioner for the artist, in charge of the production, of some 18 limited editions of his art prints.

All these art prints we offer are in clean condition, with no stains, blemishes or damage. They are in perfect condition to acquire for your Art Collection. 

 

Text by René Castillo Ramos  

Reproduction denied without author consent Copyright © 2015

Dama de la justicia
Dama de la justicia

Collectors Item-Silkscreen Serigraph, Limited Edition 290 original prints, printed in 2010, on 22" x 30", white paper with borders. This Serigraph was hand made using the art process of silk screen printing. Originally signed and numbered in pencil by the artist. Stamped with Marín’s exclusive seal of certification. Certificate of authenticity and value included. Regular price $600.

"Cristo azul"
"Cristo azul"

Collectors Item-Silkscreen Serigraph, Limited Edition 250 original prints, printed in 2007 on 29"x 24", white paper with borders. This Serigraph was hand made using the art process of silk screen printing. Originally signed and numbered in pencil by the artist. It is stamped with Marín’s exclusive seal of authenticity. Certificate of authenticity and value included. Regular price $600

Azules añoranzas © WIX Sold mar 2021 cop
Azules añoranzas © WIX Sold mar 2021 cop

Collectors Item-Stone Lithograph, Limited Edition, printed in 2001, on 24"x 35"white paper with borders. Handmade art, printed by the traditional stone lithograph process. Originally signed and numbered in pencil by the artist.Certificate of authenticity and value included. Regular price $550.

Mujer ante espejo Wix SOLD OUT mar 2021
Mujer ante espejo Wix SOLD OUT mar 2021

Collectors Item-Lithograph, Limited Edition, P/A (Artist Print) Original print, from 2004. Printed "bleed" over 33"x 24". art paper. Handmade by the traditional stone lithograph artistic process. Pulp heavy art paper with "bleed" edge borders. Originally signed and numbered by the artist It is stamped with Marín exclusive seal of certification. Certificate of authenticity and value included. Regular price $650.

"Aves lumínicas "
"Aves lumínicas "

Collectors Item-Lithograph, Limited Luxury Edition, only 125 numbered original prints. Printed "bleed" in 2005, over 24"x 36" art paper. Handmade by the traditional stone lithograph process. Originally signed and numbered by the artist. It is stamped with Marín’s exclusive seal of certification. Certificate of authenticity and value included. Regular price $650.

Baraja española
Baraja española

Collectors Item-Lithograph, Limited Luxury Edition, only 125 numbered original prints. Printed "bleed" in 2005, over 24"x 36" art paper. Handmade by the traditional stone lithograph process. Originally signed and numbered by the artist. It is stamped with Augusto Marín's exclusive seal of certification. Certificate of authenticity and value included. Regular price $650.

"Arabesque"
"Arabesque"

Collectors Item-Silkscreen Serigraph, Limited Edition 250 original prints, printed in 2005 on 23"x 34", white paper with borders. This Serigraph was hand made using the art process of silk screen printing.Originally signed and numbered in pencil by the artist. It is stamped with Marín’s exclusive seal of certification. Certificate of authenticity and value included. Regular price $600.

"Vieques amado"
"Vieques amado"

Collectors Item-Silkscreen Serigraph, Limited Edition 250 original prints, printed in 2004 on 22"x 24", white paper with borders. This Serigraph was hand made using the art process of silk screen printing.Originally signed and numbered in pencil by the artist. It is stamped with Marín’s exclusive seal of certification. Certificate of authenticity and value included. Regular price $600.

"En familia"
"En familia"

Collectors Item-Silkscreen Serigraph, Limited Edition 290 original prints, printed in 2009 on 28"x 39", white paper with borders. This Serigraph was hand made using the art process of silk screen printing.Originally signed and numbered in pencil by the artist. It is stamped with Marín’s exclusive seal of certification. Certificate of authenticity and value included. Regular price $500.

"Godiva y su mucama"
"Godiva y su mucama"

Collectors Item-Silkscreen Serigraph, Limited Edition 290 original prints, printed in 2009 on 22"x 30", white paper with borders. This Serigraph was hand made using the art process of silk screen printing.Originally signed and numbered in pencil by the artist. It is stamped with Marín’s exclusive seal of certification. Certificate of authenticity and value included. Regular price $500.

"Corcel de carnaval"
"Corcel de carnaval"

Collectors Item-Silkscreen Serigraph, Limited Edition 250 original prints, printed in 2008 on 24"x 36", white paper with borders. This Serigraph was hand made using the art process of silk screen printing.Originally signed and numbered in pencil by the artist. It is stamped with Marín’s exclusive seal of certification. Certificate of authenticity and value included. Regular price $450.

"Asoleadas"
"Asoleadas"

Collectors Item-Silkscreen Serigraph, Limited Edition 250 original prints, printed in 2006, on 13" x 33", white paper with borders. This Serigraph was hand made using the art process of silk screen printing. Originally signed and numbered in pencil by the artist. Stamped with Marín’s exclusive seal of certification. Certificate of authenticity and value included. Regular price $330.

"Prisma de las figuras"
"Prisma de las figuras"

Collectors Item-Silkscreen Serigraph, Limited Edition 250 original prints, printed in 2005 on 23"x 34", white paper with borders. This Serigraph was hand made using the art process of silk screen printing.Originally signed and numbered in pencil by the artist. It is stamped with Marín’s exclusive seal of certification. Certificate of authenticity and value included. Regular price $600.

"Talla de Reyes"
"Talla de Reyes"

Last one available for sale. Collectors Item-Lithograph, Limited Edition, 250 original prints, from 2002. Handmade art, printed by the traditional metal lithograph process. Printed "bleed" on extra large size 30"x 40". art paper. Signed and numbered by the artist at lower print border. It is stamped with Marín’s exclusive seal of certification. Certificate of authenticity and value included. Price $1,400.

"Primavera en Virginia"
"Primavera en Virginia"

Last one available for sale in the art market. Collectors Item-Lithograph, Limited Edition, 250 original prints, from 2003. Handmade art, printed by the traditional metal lithograph process. Printed "bleed" on extra large size 28"x 46". art paper. Signed and numbered by the artist at lower print border. It is stamped with Marín’s exclusive seal of certification. Certificate of authenticity and value included. Price $1,500.

"Jinete y su luna"
"Jinete y su luna"

Last one available for sale. Edition, 250 original prints, from 2003. Handmade art, printed by the traditional metal lithograph process. Printed "bleed" on extra large size 28"x 46". art paper. Signed and numbered by the artist at lower print border. It is stamped with Marín’s exclusive seal of certification. Certificate of authenticity and value included. One lithograph left. Price $1,500.

"Coloquio alado" .
"Coloquio alado" .

Last one available for sale. Collectors Item Lithograph, Limited Edition, 50 original luxury prints, printed in 2004, "bleed" edge borders. Handmade art, printed by the traditional metal lithograph process. Extra Large size 25.5"x 46.5". Pulp heavy art paper with "bleed" edge borders. Originally signed and numbered by the artist. Stamped with Marín’s exclusive seal of certification. Certificate of authenticity and value included. One lithograph left. Price $1,500.

"Cantor criollo"
"Cantor criollo"

Collectors Item. Stone Lithograph, Limited Edition of 185 original prints, printed in 2001, 25"x 29" Originally signed and numbered in pencil by the artist, on the lower white paper border. Certificate of authenticity and value included. One lithograph left. Price $900.

"El Cemí"
"El Cemí"

Collectors Item. Stone Lithograph, Limited Edition of 185 original prints, printed in 2001, 25"x 29" Originally signed and numbered in pencil by the artist, on the lower white paper border. Certificate of authenticity and value included. One lithograph left. Price $900.

"Sara"
"Sara"

Collectors Item-Silkscreen Serigraph, Limited Edition only 150 original prints. Printed on 2003 on large size 24"x 34.5" white paper with borders. This Serigraph was hand made using the art process of silk screen printing. Signed and numbered in pencil by the artist. It is stamped with Marín exclusive seal of certification. Certificate of authenticity and value included. Regular price $1,200.

"Maternidad"
"Maternidad"

Collectors Item. Silkscreen Serigraph, Limited Edition 250 original prints, printed in 2004 on 32"x 27", white paper with borders. This Serigraph was hand made using the art process of silk screen printing.Originally signed and numbered in pencil by the artist. It is stamped with Marín’s exclusive seal of certification. Certificate of authenticity and value included. One serigraph left. Price $800.

"Nacimiento de Venus"
"Nacimiento de Venus"

Collectors Item-Silkscreen Serigraph, Limited Edition 150 original prints, printed in 2001 on 22"x 40", white paper with borders. This Serigraph was hand made using the art process of silk screen printing.Originally signed and numbered in pencil by the artist. It is stamped with Marín’s exclusive seal of certification. Certificate of authenticity and value included. Regular price $1,000.