Untitled painting, by Jorge Noceda Sanchez (1931-1987)

oil on canvas, 42 x 76 cm

About the Artist

Jorge Noceda Sánchez (1931-1987), a surrealist painter, born in Santo Domingo. He earned a medical degree from the University of Santo Domingo, D.R. in 1952. Upon graduation he moved to New York to specialize in gastroenterology at New York University, but in 1956 he enrolled at the National Academy of Fine Arts in New York City, where he received instruction from French and American artists including Robert Philip and René Bouche. He received immediate critical acclaim at exhibitions in New York, Havana, and Santo Domingo, and later in Paris, Washington D.C., and Mexico City, and by 1959 Sanchez decided to leave medicine and focus on his artwork.