His participation in more than 50 group and solo exhibitions, in our country and abroad, is a testament to his consistent dedication and creative calling.
Augusto Marín is a well-known creator in the art realm.
He is one of Puerto Rico’s most relevant artists, from the second half of the 20th century. With over 50 years of his artistic development, he has maintained a constant evolution, creating outstanding works in his place in history. His participation in more than 50 group and solo exhibitions, in our country and abroad, is a testament to his consistent dedication and creative calling.
There have been multiple institutional awards that he has received in recognition of his distinguished professional career.
Marín is the most important creator of monumental murals in our country. The following murals are the fruits of his authorship: Centro de Bellas Artes, Colegio de Abogados, Colegio Regional de Carolina, Searle Company, Condominio Surfside Masiones, Centro Comercial Laguna Gardens, Departamento de la Vivienda, Departamento de Hacienda, US Industries, and others.
Painter, draftsman, print maker, muralist, sculptor, stained-glass artist, and teacher. At the age of twelve, Marín began studying drawing under Spaniard Alejandro Sánchez Felipe at Sánchez Felipe’s studio in San Juan. In 1949, Marín moved to New York and studied at the Art Students League. At the Otis Art Institute in California he studied mural design, and at Arnaldo Maas’s studio in San Juan and Henri Mesterom’s studio in Holland he studied stained-glass techniques. He has worked as advertising art director and has taught at the Escuela de Artes Plásticas de Puerto Rico and at the University of Puerto Rico. He has created a dozen murals for public and private buildings in the San Juan area, and his works are part of important collections in Puerto Rico and abroad. In 2005 he earned the National Culture Award from the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture. The human figure, often in groups, is a central motif in his work, and Marín’s relationship to this figure has evolved over the course of his career; the horse is also a recurring motif. One of his favored subjects is island politics. Marín’s style has gone through several phases, from Abstraction to Figuration, and through points between, and is distinguished by its sculptural qualities.