Olga Albizu

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Olga Albizu
Olga Albizu Rosaly

May 31st 1924
Died(2005-07-30)30 July 2005
New York City, United States
NationalityPuerto Rican
EducationUniversity of Puerto Rico
Art Students League
Académie de la Grande Chaumière
Accademia di Belle Arti
Known forPainting
Notable work
Various Music labels
MovementAbstract Expressionist
Awards2nd Prize, Ateneo Puertorriqueño, Puerto Rico
2nd Prize, Esso Salon of Young Artists, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Patron(s)Stan Getz

Olga Albizu Rosaly (1924–2005) was an abstract expressionist painter from Ponce, Puerto Rico.


Albizu was born and raised in Puerto Rico, where she studied painting with the Spanish painter Esteban Vicente from 1943 to 1947. She received a B.A. from the University of Puerto Rico in 1946. In 1948 she moved to New York City on a fellowship for post-graduate work at the Art Students League, where she studied under Morris Kantor, Carl Holty, and Vaclav Vytlacil.[1] She also studied with Hans Hoffman.[2] After that, she did further studies in Europe at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière in Paris and the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence. Later, she spent a year painting in the Provence, as painters such as Van Gogh and Cézanne had done before her. In 1953 she returned to New York.[3]


Her works have been used in the artwork of various record covers, including a number of albums by Stan Getz.[4]
Stan Getz:

Bill Evans:


Honored at Ponce's Park of the Illustrious Ponce Citizens.[5]

Various artwork auctioned at Sotheby's, New York 1997

2nd prize, Ateneo Puertorriqueño, Puerto Rico 1967

2nd prize, Esso Salon of Young Artists, San Juan, Puerto Rico 1964

Student Scholarship, New York City Scholarship 1948


  1. ^ "Olga Albizu | Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico". www.mapr.org. Retrieved 2019-03-01.
  2. ^ "Olga Albizu | Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico". www.mapr.org. Retrieved 2018-03-03.
  3. ^ Olga Albizu artist profile Archived 2011-07-07 at the Wayback Machine at Biaggi Faure Fine Art
  4. ^ "Rhythm Divine - Corcovado". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 29 November 2006. Retrieved 14 December 2010.
  5. ^ Plastic Arts. TravelPonce. Retrieved 13 July 2012.

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