"JAZZ DREAM MAKER-1960"
OIL ON PANEL, SIGNED, TITLED
PUERTO RICAN, DATED 1985
24 X 18 INCHES
Frank Diaz Escalet
Frank Diaz Escalet is a Puerto Rican artist born on 16th March 1930 in Ponce. Before coming into the arts scenario in New York he had served in the US Air Force. He has also done leather craft works.
Frank's style of painting is primitive and is based on impressionistic folk art . Wood, paper, metal, oil, acrylic, water colors and fabric are his choice of medium.
His works are classified into:
He is a painter cum story-teller. His images are bright and they pulsate with colors. He wants to present "something people had never seen before." through the colors in canvas.
His works are exhibited in the National Gallery and the Smithsonian in Washington D.C. What makes him stand apart from the other Puerto Rican artists is that his art work is owned by celebrated and famous collectors like Ronald Reagan, explorer Jacques Cousteau, actor Danny Kaye , director John Houston. At several museums of Prague and Slovakia his works have found place in the form of permanent collections.