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Marine Garden by Manuel Izquierdo

  • Title: Marine Garden
  • Artist: Manuel Izquierdo
  • Medium: Woodcut
  • Size: 30"h x 23"w
  • Creation date: 1980
  • Added to collection: 2009
  • Donor: Purchased by Portland Community College, Rock Creek Campus
  • Campus: Rock Creek
  • Location: B7/2 NW Back hallway gallery

Manuel Izquierdo's exuberant and colorful prints celebrate the spectacle of life—circuses, rodeos, beautiful women, and lush flowers—as well as a deeper world of myths, folklore and legends. While he was proficient with a number of printmaking techniques, Izquierdo was drawn to the immediacy of the woodblock. Izquierdo, who died in 2009, arrived in Portland as a young refugee of the Spanish Civil War. He attended the Museum Art School (now the Pacific Northwest College of Art) and later taught there for many years.