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Yasmin Hernandez Art
Albizu Galaxia, 1999
Original artwork by Yasmin Hernandez Art
Linoleum block print on natural green paper with metallic copper and silver 
5 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches

This is an experimental edition of linoleum block prints that I made of Pedro Albizu Campos back in 1999 when I lived in Philadelphia.  He is a subject I have worked with over and over again through the years.  

Pedro Albizu Campos was an AfroBoricua of African and Basque descent from Ponce (also my parents' birthplace). After starting grade school late, he brilliantly completed 12 grades of schooling in significantly less time. He was recruited to study biochemistry at the University of Vermont and later earned his law degree from Harvard. Fluent in 7 languages, upon returning to Puerto Rico he dedicated himself to the struggle for Puerto Rican independence, setting out on a tour of the Caribbean and South America to gather international support.  He later became the fiery leader of el Partido Nacionalista de Puerto Rico during the turbulent 1930s, one of the darkest periods in US colonialism in Puerto Rico.  As a political prisoner in the United States, he was subjected to radiation experiments.  He passed on April 21, 1965 from resulting cancer. Among his many legacies, it was he who popularized the use of the Puerto Rican flag during the 1930s and 40s, when it was banned by the US government in Puerto Rico. 

Artist Info:
Yasmin Hernandez is a Brooklyn-born and raised artist whose work is centered on liberation themes. She rematriated to her ancestral homeland of Borikén in 2014, where she is still based.

All images featured on this shop are original artwork by Yasmin Hernandez Art. Under no circumstances should any of the images or content of this shop, in whole or in part, be printed, copied or reproduced without direct permission from the artist. Thank you.

Albizu Galaxia

$40.00 Regular Price
$36.00Sale Price
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