Alberto Bass


Alberto Bass, was born in Santo Domingo in 1949. His solo exhibitions are rare, and he only participates in group exhibitions if he sees them as socially important.

Between 1966 and 1967, he studied Dramatic Arts at the National School of Fine Arts in Santo Domingo. He then moved to New York City where between 1967 and 1971, he studied painting at the Art Students League of New York, and private lessons with Cuban painter Roger Fonseca. During that same time period, Bass worked at the famous advertising firm Doyle Bernbasch Dande.

Among his numerous involvement in Dominican art, Bass has been director of the Museum of Modern Art in Santo Domingo (1997), Member of the Presidential Council for Culture (1998), General Coordinator of the Museums of the Dominican Republic, Advisor for Cultural Affairs of the Executive (2004-2008), and President of the Dominican School of Artists (CODAP) (2006-2008).

His work is included in the collections of; Reserve Bank of the Dominican Republic, Central Bank of the Dominican Republic, Academy of History of the Dominican Republic, Directorate General of Customs, General Archive of the Nation, Academy of Sciences of the Dominican Republic, Dominican Museum of Modern Art, and the Chamber of Deputies of the Dominican Republic.