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Ellie Pruess Collection

Mid-century Masters of Puerto Rican Art

Ellie Pruess came to Puerto Rico as a tourist in the 1960's and fell in love with the work of several emerging artists - Julio Rosado del Valle, Manuel Hernandez Acevedo, Epifanio Irizarry, Santos Rene Irizarry and Rodriguez Senerez. After enjoying the paintings at her homes in the states, she returned the artwork to Puerto Rico to become part of the permanent collection of MUSAN.

Note: Photos are placeholders pending professional photography and detailed information on each work.

Epifanio Irizarry: Stampede (undated)Oil on canvas 36" x 11"
Epifanio Irizarry: Stampede (undated)
Oil on canvas 36" x 11"
Julio Rosado del Valle: Carmencita (1958). Oil on canvas. 17" by 19"
Julio Rosado del Valle: Carmencita (1958)
Oil on canvas. 17" by 19"
Epifanio Irizarry: Caballos (undated)Oil on canvas 58" x 11"
Epifanio Irizarry: Caballos (undated)
Oil on canvas 58" x 11"
Manuel Hernandez: El Fongo (Undated)Oil on Masonite 38" x 23"
Manuel Hernandez: El Fongo (Undated)
Oil on Masonite 38" x 23"
Manuel Hernandez: La PerlaOil on Masonite 34" x 23"
Manuel Hernandez: La Perla
Oil on Masonite 34" x 23"
Epifanio Irizarry: Flowers (undated)Oil on canvas 26" x 15"
Epifanio Irizarry: Flowers (undated)
Oil on canvas 26" x 15"
RodriguezSenerez-Pastoral (undated)Oil on canvas 20" x 13"
RodriguezSenerez-Pastoral (undated)
Oil on canvas 20" x 13"
Santos Rene: Ballerina (1964)Woodblock 11" x 11"
Santos Rene: Ballerina (1964)
Woodblock 11" x 11"
Santos René Irizarry: Portrait of My Father (1964)Ink on paper 14" x 21"
Santos René Irizarry: Portrait of My Father (1964)
Ink on paper 14" x 21"

Other works in our permanent collection by artists in the Ellie Pruess Collection

Santos Rene: Poster of Manuel Hernandez
Santos Rene: Poster of Manuel Hernandez
Santos René Irizarry: Ink Drawing (undated)Ink on paper 11.75 x 14.75
Santos René Irizarry: Ink Drawing (undated)
Ink on paper 11.75 x 14.75
Santos René Irizarry: Mi Estudio (1964)Ink on paper 13 x 21
Santos René Irizarry: Mi Estudio (1964)
Ink on paper 13 x 21
Manuel Hernandez: Retrospective
Manuel Hernandez: Retrospective
Manuel Hernandez:
Manuel Hernandez:
Julio Rosado del Valle: Abstract.18" x 14"
Julio Rosado del Valle: Abstract.
18" x 14"

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