Rodón, Francisco

Rodón, Francisco

(1934–  ) painter; born in San Sebastián, Puerto Rico. At the Expo 92 World's Fair in Seville, he was named Puerto Rico's most important 20th-century painter and the successor of the island's two previous most important artists: Campeche (18th century) and Oller (19th century). Rodón studied in Spain, France, and Mexico and painted still lifes and landscapes; but he was best-known for his portraits, which constituted a who's who gallery of prominent Latin and South Americans. In 1990, his Medea sold for $93,000 at Christie's in New York, then the highest price ever paid for the work of a Puerto Rican painter.