Frank Diaz Escalet is a Puerto Rican artist born in 1930 in Ponce. Before embarking on an art career in the  New York art scene he had served in the US Air Force and had also had a successful custom leather crafting career producing leather clothing
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Frank Escalet
1970s Pieced Leather Wall Hanging Painting Puerto Rican Outsider Art

1977

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Frank Diaz Escalet is a Puerto Rican artist born in 1930 in Ponce. Before embarking on an art career in the New York art scene he had served in the US Air Force and had also had a successful custom leather crafting career producing leather clothing for the Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin, and other rock groups, he was also commissioned by Pablo Casals to make his cello case and by the Museum of Modern Art to make covers for their stone-slab seats in their sculpture garden. Frank's style of painting is primitive and is based on impressionistic folk art. Leather, wood, paper, metal, oil, acrylic, water colors and fabric are his mediums of choice. His works are classified into: • African American Series - Once There Was A Rail Road, Harlem Nights, Land Of Cotton, Promised Land, Workin De Gulf, Lord's Day, Brothers In Arms, Song & Dance Man • Hispanic (Latin American) Series - Musica Del Barrio, Cebolla, Dias De Christo, Navidad Ayer, La Cocina, Piraqua, Ghetto Drummer,Cinco En La Tarde • Bishop Romero Series - collection of paintings in honor of the moving and tragic story of Bishop Oscar Romero in El Salvador who was the victiom of political murder for his violent protest against the inhumanity on the El Salvador people • Inlaid Leather Paintings- Your Place or Mine , Skateboard, Crucifiction, Walk In Peace, Summer Of My Youth, Siesta, Painted Desert. • Wall Hangings- Search For Xanadu, Cana De Mi Tierra, End Of An Age, Rain Forest Raped. Along with Walter Mercado, Arnaldo Morales, Angel Otero, Olga Albizu and Angel Botello he is one of the Puerto Rican artists whose work has achieved a broader following and recognition. Escalet's work has been exhibited in the National Gallery and the Smithsonian in Washington D.C. In addition, his artwork is owned by many well-known collectors such as former President Ronald Reagan, explorer Jacques Cousteau, actor Danny Kaye, director John Huston, and the publisher of Forbes Magazine. His work is included in many permanent collections including: Naprstkovo Museum, Prague; National Gallery, Prague; Bratslava Primitive Museum, Slovakia; and Frydek-Mistek Museum, Northern Moravia.

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  • Condition
    Good
  • Condition Details
    minor wear
  • Dimensions
    H 27 in. x W 30 in.H 68.58 cm x W 76.2 cm
  • Gallery Location
    Bal Harbour, FL
  • Reference Number
    LU3822845633
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