Paul Giudicelli – Artist from San Pedro de Macoris, 1921-1965

"Paul Giudicelli was born in San Pedro de Macoris in 1921 and died in Santo Domingo in 1965.

He began studying philosophy at the University of Santo Domingo in 1948, and that same year he enrolled at the National School of Fine Arts.

In 1953 he made his first solo exhibition at the National Gallery of Fine Arts. In 1958 he won the First Prize for Drawing at the IXth Biennial in Santo Domingo, DR.

In 1961, Giudicelli participated in the group "Artist Support Amnesty" in London. In 1962 he participated in the "Collective of Contemporary Art in America and Spain", under the auspices of the Institute of Hispanic Culture of Madrid.

Giudicelli had six solo exhibitions, including four in the National Gallery of Fine Arts and the other in the city of San Cristobal in 1959 and the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Santo Domingo.

His work is a synthesis of abstraction, expressionism and geometrization, which he created using methods which at the time were considered unusual in Dominican painting (the decade from 1950 to 1960). Thus, marking a departure from the existing tradition and the contemporary interpretive radicalism.

In 1960, Paul Giudicelli was appointed professor of painting at the National School of Fine Arts and temporary professor of watercolor  at the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo. He was later appointed Deputy Director of the National School of Fine Arts."

--Museo Bellapart