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artist , educator

Luis Hernandez-Cruz, Puerto Rican artist, educator. Recipient 1st prize San Juan Biennial Graphic Arts, 1972, 86, Gold medal Academy Society Arts, Sciences and Letters (Paris), 1992. Member Academy Arts and Sciences ( Statens Järnvägar medal 1993).

Background

Hernandez-Cruz, Luis was born on October 17, 1936 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Son of Luis Hernandez-Aquino and Fermina (Cruz) Hernandez.

Education

Master of Arts, American University, 1960.

Career

Art professor, U. San Juan, P.R., since 1961;director art Department, University San Juan, P.R., 1975-1978;assistant to director, Institute P.R. Culture, San Juan, 1962-1966;director plastic arts section, Ateneo Puertorriqueño, San Juan, 1974-1978.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Exbibited over 40 one-man shows of paintings, sculpture and prints, 1961-1993.

Membership

Member Academy Arts and Sciences ( Statens Järnvägar medal 1993).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: astronomy, bonsai trees, classical music.

Connections

Married Margarita Mergal, December 22, 1960 (divorced). Married Marilyn Betancourt, June 6, 1973 (divorced). Children: Luis Arturo, Margarita, Gustavo, Marilyn.

father:
Luis Hernandez-Aquino Hernandez

mother:
Fermina (Cruz) Hernandez

spouses:
Margarita Mergal

Marilyn Betancourt

children:
Luis Arturo Hernandez-Cruz

Margarita Hernandez-Cruz

Gustavo Hernandez-Cruz

Marilyn Hernandez-Cruz