Luis Martínez Richiez, Painter and Sculptor (1928-2005)

Luis Martínez Richiez (1928-2005), known as Luichy to the art community, was born in San Pedro de Macoris, a province in the south-eastern region of the Dominican Republic.

He began his studies under sculpture with Manolo Pascual, and painting with José Gausach and Celeste Woss y Gil, at the National School of Fine Arts in Santo Domingo, where he would later become a professor.

In 1946 he won the national Biennale in Santo Domingo, and in 1950 held two solo exhibitions.

He obtained a scholarship to study in Paris in 1952. In the years 1953-54 at the Salon D'Automne, in 1957 at the Salon des Réalités Nouvelles, and in 1958 at Le Salon Comparaisons Paris.

Throughout the 1960s, Luichy held several exhibitions in Europe, such as in the Salón Mai de París and the Morton Gallery in London, England. From 1963 to 1973, consecutively, he exhibited at the Salon de la Jeune Sculpture in Paris, France.

Other countries in which Luichy has exhibited includes, Scandinavia, New Zealand, Australia, Mexico and Venezuela.

Luis Martínez Richiez (1928-2005)
Photo, Museo Bellapart

Nude, Luis Martínez Richiez
Nude 2, Luis Martínez Richiez
Wood sculpture, Luis Martínez Richiez
Wood sculpture 2, Luis Martínez Richiez
Wood sculpture 3, Luis Martínez Richiez
Wood sculpture 4, Luis Martínez Richiez
Wood sculpture 5, Luis Martínez Richiez