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Title San Juan
Date 1986
Collection Art and Crafts Collection
Object Name Painting
Catalog Number 1995.332.1
Description Framed oil painting of street section with pastel buildings, ornate balconies and street lights of Old San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Artist/Maker de Lama, Alberto
Provenance One of the paintings commissioned by Delta Air Lines for its 1986-1992 travel poster series, which featured a different artist for each poster.

From Delta Digest article "Seeing the Cities Through the Eyes of the Artists," July 1986:
"A native of Cuba, Alberto de Lama's Spanish heritage and familiarity with the island lifestyle made him the natural choice for the San Juan poster. His depiction of ornate balconies, beautiful street lights, and narrow streets typifies the cityscape of 'Old San Juan.' Brilliant pastels to reflect the hot sun interplay wtih strong shadows and bold flowers to create a kaleidoscope of design and colors. De Lama's work is cited in several directories, including Who's Who in American Art, and International Who's Who in Art & Antiques among others."

Search Terms Delta Air Lines
San Juan, P.R.
Puerto Rico
Latin America
Subjects Paintings
Cities & towns
Street lamps
Caribbean travel
Latin American travel
Credit line Delta Air Lines