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Artwork copyright Rupert Garcia. Photo courtesy of the University of Washington.

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Untitled for Sor Juana, 2000

Rupert Garcia
(American, born 1941)

Location: University of Washington, Seattle

ABOUT THE ARTWORK

Rupert García created this print to honor the great 17th century Mexican poet and composer Sor Juana Ines de La Cruz (1648-1695), who wrote the first document defending women's access to education. Sor Juana was self-educated, fluent in Latin and Nahuatl (also known as the Aztec language), a student of philosophy, and a nun. Her criticism of misogyny and men led to her condemnation by the Bishop, and in 1694 she was forced to sell her library and focus on charity towards the poor. She died the next year, having caught the plague while treating her fellow nuns.

This artwork was acquired for the State Art Collection in partnership with University of Washington.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Rupert García was born in central California and studied painting at San Francisco State University. Silkscreen poster art was his early focus, and he developed a unique and colorful style. His artworks have been included in virtually every major exhibition of Chicano art in the U.S., as well as internationally. In the 1960s and 70s, García was a leader in the Chicano Art Movement and the West Coast civil rights movement.

ARTWORK DETAILS

Material Category

Work on paper - print

Medium

Archival inkjet print on mulberry paper

Dimensions

40 in x 33 in

ID Number

WSAC2005.028.000

Artist Location

California, United States

LOCATION INFORMATION

Agency

University of Washington

Artwork Location

University of Washington
Kane Hall, First Floor

WA County

King

Setting

Interior

Site Type

University

Address

15 Avenue, between NE Pacific St and NE 45th St
Seattle, WA 98195

Geo. Coordinates

47.6565649154538 | -122.30942046627047

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