María Lora de Dalmasí (1900-1973)

María Lora de Dalmasí was born in La Vega in 1900, and died in 1973.

During her childhood, the city of La Vega was going through its own little renaissance moment, lead by the Sociedad Cultural Amor al Estudio (Cultural Society for Love of Education). A movement that promoted the arts and helped tp found such cultural institutions as "La Progresista" theater.

In 1924, she marries José Dalmasi -- together they have five children.

Becoming a mother and a wife did not stop Maria Lora from enganging in her passion for the arts. She continued her artistic activism, like the restoration of religious images of various churches, and also teaching art in schools in her hometown.