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Book Launch: Edward J. Sullivan's From San Juan to Paris and Back

Americas Society

March 25, 2015


(Image: Cover of From San Juan to Paris and Back)

Francisco Oller (1833–1917) was a Puerto Rican painter whose work was admired on both sides of the Atlantic. With rich illustrations, From San Juan to Paris and Back: Francisco Oller and Caribbean Art in the Era of Impressionism recasts Oller as a central figure in nineteenth-century art and restores the significance of Oller’s work within both an American and a European context while emphasizing his influence in shaping a uniquely Caribbean aesthetic.

The author, Edward J. Sullivan, the Helen Gould Sheppard Professor of Art History at the Institute of Fine Arts and the Department of Art History at New York University, will discuss the process of creating this project and will hold a conversation with Richard Aste, Curator of European Art at the Brooklyn Museum, where the exhibition Impressionism and the Caribbean: Francisco Oller and his Transatlantic World will open in early October of this year.

This event is complimentary. Prior registration is requested.

Copies of the book will be available for sale. The program will be followed by a reception and book signing.

Event Information: Nuria Mendoza |

Image: Detail, Francisco Oller, The Student, c. 1864. Oil on canvas, 25 ½ x 21 ¼ in. (64 x 55 cm). Musée d’ Orsay, Paris. © RMN- Grand Palais/ Art resource, New York. Photo by Hervé Lewandowski