WIchie Torres


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Wichie Torres nació el 29 de marzo de 1952 en la principal ciudad del sur de Puerto Rico. Las tradiciones y costumbres puertorriqueñas han atrapado el sentimiento e interés de Wichie Torres desde su niñez, capturandolos en dibujos y pinturas . Comenzó sus estudios de arte con la profesora Carola Colón Coavas en 1967. Más tarde, continuó estudiando con Frank Cervoni en la Escuela de Artes Plásticas en el Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña de Puerto Rico. Asistió a la Universidad Católica de Puerto Rico a través de una beca. Wichie Torres se trasladó a Nueva York, donde estudió con Rafael Sustachi . En 1973 tomó un camino diferente en dirección a México, donde estudió en la Academia de San Carlos de las Artes. Pero, Puerto Rico sigue siendo su más grande inspiración celebrada a través de sus pinturas. En 1992, el médico de Wichie Torres descubrió que tenía una enfermedad del corazón y necesitaba un trasplante de corazón urgente. En agosto del mismo año se procedió a recibir su primer trasplante de corazón en el Hospital General de Tampa de Florida, su recuperación fue un éxito, y le permitió continuar pintando esta vez cambiando su estilo. Su manera de vivir cambio por completo y estaba más agradecido por su vida. De nuevo en el año 2004 un aviso impactante vino de nuevo a su familia , esta vez necesitaba un segundo trasplante de corazón, los médicos dijeron que tenía casi nada de vida. Fue ingresado de inmediato en el Centro Cardiovascular de San Juan durante dos meses. El 5 de julio de ese año , recibió su nuevo segundo trasplante de corazón , siendo la primera persona que ha recibido un segundo trasplante de corazón en todo el Caribe con una recuperación tan exitosa. Wichie Torres que ha vivido con tres corazones, ha sido un artista muy polifacético. El gran éxito y aceptación pública de su magnífico arte pictórico le han permitido dedicar tiempo en abundancia para crear obras maestras.

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Wichie Torres, born in the rich Afro-Caribbean stew of Ponce, the principal city of southern Puerto Rico on March, 29, 1952.

The Puerto Rican traditions and costumes caught Wichie Torres’ feeling and interest; they although made a big impression on him and as a young boy he began to capture them in drawings and paintings. He began his art studies with Professor Carola Colón Coavas in 1967; later he continued studying with Frank Cervoni at the School of Plastic Arts in the Puerto Rican Institute of Culture, in Puerto Rico. He attended the Catholic University of Puerto Rico through a scholarship.

Wichie Torres then moved to New York, where he studied under Rafael Sustachi. In 1973 he took a different road, this time to Mexico where he studied at the San Carlos Academy of Arts. But Puerto Rico continued to be his greatest inspiration and since he has returned to celebrate his home in paintings.

In 1992, Wichie Torres’ doctor discovered he had a heart disease and needed an urgent heart transplant, in August of the same year he proceeded to receive his first heart transplant in the Tampa General Hospital of Florida, his recovery was successful, and allowed him to continue painting this time changing his style. His way of living change completely, he was more thankful for his life.

Again in the year 2004 a shocking notice came again to his family, this time he needed a second heart transplant, the doctors said he had little life left. He was admitted immediately in the Centro Cardiovascular of San Juan, Puerto Rico for two months. On the 5th of July of that year, he received his new second heart transplant, being the first person to have received a second heart transplant in all the Caribbean having a very successful recovery again.

Wichie Torres who has lived with three hearts, has been a very multifaceted artist, his phases have been well establish and known.

The great success and the public acceptance of his magnificent pictorial art have allowed him to plentifully dedicate time to create masterpieces.
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