Paul Giudicelli (1921-1965)

Paul Giudicelli (1921-1965), the son of French immigrants, was born in San Pedro de Macorís, a province in the south-eastern region of the Dominican Republic.

His life as an artist began in his late twenties. Before that, Giudicelli made a living as a gold vendor, and later he sold fruits. In 1948, Paul decided to study philosophy at the University of Santo Domingo. Later in that same year, he enrolls in the National School of Fine Arts where he studies painting and drawing.

In 1953, he held his first solo exhibition at the National Gallery of Fine Arts, in Santo Domingo. Throughout the 1950s and 1960s, Giudicelli holds several solo exhibitions and participates in collectives, both national and international; in 1961, collective "Artist Support Amnesty" in London, in 1962, the "Collective of Contemporary Art in America and Spain."

"His work is a synthesis of abstraction, expressionism and geometrization, which he created using methods which at the time were considered unusual in Dominican painting (the decade from 1950 to 1960). Thus, marking a departure from the existing tradition and the contemporary interpretive radicalism."

In 1960, Paul Giudicelli was appointed professor of painting at the National School of Fine Arts, where he later becomes Deputy Director of the National School of Fine Arts."

Paul Giudicelli (1921-1965)

Paul Giudicelli: A black sun in the white night
Paul Giudicelli: Juan Pablo Duarte
Paul Giudicelli - Woman tilling the earth, 1961
Paul Giudicelli - Untitled
Paul Giudicelli - Ethnology, 1962
Paul Giudicelli - Muchacha con un Pescado, 1962
Paul Giudicelli - Nude
Paul Giudicelli - Abstract artwork
Paul Giudicelli - Man firing a weapon
Abstract work by Paul Giudicelli
Paul Giudicelli at work in his studio
Paul Giudicelli at work in his studio
Photo via Ruahidy Lombert