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Joaquin Caicedo

Born in La Guaira, Ontario, in 1915. He studied under teachers Marcos Castillo, Rafael Ramón González, Francisco Narvaez and Luis Alfredo Lopez Mendez, free courses in the School of Fine and Applied Arts of Caracas, in 1939. Ten years later he made his first single in the American Home (Caracas). I was one of the founders of the Venezuelan Association of Artists Independent. After going through a stage of social realism, from 1955 followed the guidelines of the landscape school of the city of the red roofs.

Julio Cesar Rovaina Porras

Painter. Son of Julian and Josephine Rovaina Porras. He received his first drawing lessons from Cesar Rengifo. In 1934 part of the School of Fine and Applied Arts, where he studied painting and teaching specialization in ending around 1942. Since its inception, is identified with the theme of social realism and is influenced by Héctor Poleo, César Rengifo and Leon Castro. Part of the AVAPI, founded in 1947, in which he held the positions of president and vice president during different periods. This association was responsible for organizing the Annual Exhibition of Independent Artists whose headquarters was for fourteen years the MBA. As spokesman for the Independent, Rovaina said, on several occasions, his disagreement with the selection criteria and award of the Official Salons in conflicting press. Consequently, there is the initiative to hold in 1954, the First Hall of Rejected with works that had not been accepted into the official Salon in his edition of that year. It is in this Hall of Outcasts, where Rovaina gets its first recognition by the work the guitarist. 

In 1955 he exhibited at the Third Biennial Spanish American Art in Barcelona, ​​Spain. For several years he taught in secondary education institutes recognized Caracas among which may be mentioned the Liceo Andres Bello, the Lyceum and Lyceum Fermín Toro Application. By 1955 he was arrested by the National Security and imprisoned for disseminating Marxist ideas from the classroom. In 1957 there was another clash between the Independents and the Board of Conservation and Development of the MBA, which approves rules for selecting the participating works in the Salon des Independants. Again, Rovaina disagrees with this fact in extensive articles in the media capital. However, participates regularly in the official Salon. In the years following exhibitions organized with the aim of bringing the art of social content to the cities of the interior, with works by the Free Art Workshop, the TAR and AVAPI.

In 1979 he received the Golden Trowel Award at the XV Annual National Exhibition Hall for his work Armando Reveron Portrait of H. Dazai. In 1982 the HLG takes The Ranger (1955), a work with which is included in "Inquiry of the image (Figure, the scope, the object). Venezuela, 1680-1980. Exhibition theme. PART" (GAN, 1980 ) in the space devoted to the main representatives of social realism, a trend that will not leave completely Rovaina along its trajectory. Within its production highlights the iconographic study of historical evidence that Venezuelan Bolivar portraits, Paez, Black First, Sucre and Zamora. In the early eighties Ocumare residence Coast (State of Miranda) and is dedicated to providing free classes in painting. Back in the nineties, there are two retrospectives of his work organized by the City Council of the Federal District (Caracas, 1990) and the AVAP (1991).

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