Ambitious, Oller befriend the likes of artistic geniuses of the time including Monet, Cézanne and Pissaro as well as burnished his own painterly abilities which he then brought back to Puerto Rico.
Now comes the traveling exhibit “Impressionism and the Caribbean: Francisco Oller and His Transatlantic World.”
Organized by the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the exhibit offers historical, geographic, and cultural context for Oller’s work alongside paintings by 19th-century masters Cézanne, Monet, Winslow Homer, Camille Pissarro and others.
And the Blanton’s presentation also includes a small selection of works by contemporaneous Texas artists working on both sides of the Atlantic
“Impressionism and the Caribbean” opens June 14 and continues through Sept. 6
Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. www.blantonmuseum.org.