Happy Birthday: Myrna Báez

Myrna Báez was born on August 18, and is considered one of the most important painters and printmakers to come from Puerto Rico .

Her works have an amazing sense of reflection and an other worldliness about them. They're clearly representational but say much more through their thoughtful compositions and color.

“I do not want to do landscapes for tourists nor make pictures of the sentimental, nostalgic or folkloric things that people in this country suffer from due to a lack of identity. I am using landscape because I am interested in the form, because I’m interested in color, because I’m interested in the place… I’m interested in expressing: light–that which surrounds us, the shapes that have formed me, that has made me and that move me.” ~Myrna Báez