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Miguel Pou

Visual Artist from Puerto Rico

Miguel Pou Becerra (24 August 1880 - 6 May 1968) was a Puerto Rican oil canvas painter, draftsman, and art professor. Together with José Campeche and Francisco Oller, he has been called "one of Puerto Rico's greatest masters." He was an exposer of the impressionist movement. During his life he carried out 64 expositions, of which 17 were solo, and won five gold medals. Miguel Pou was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, to Juan Bautista Pou Carreras and Margarita Becerra Julbe. Pou took drawing and painting lessons in Ponce. He began drawing with Pedro Clausells and painting with Spaniard Santiago Meana. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts from the Provincial Institute of Ponce in 1898, he worked as a teacher with the Department of Education. He became a public school teacher at age 20, and assistant superintendent in the Ponce School District in 1900. In 1906, he completed the methodology course in teaching drawing at the Hyannis Normal School (now the Hyannis State Teachers College) in Massachusetts, United States. In 1909, he became director of the Dr. Rafael Pujals School in Ponce. He also married in 1909, to Ana Valldejuly. In 1910 he established the Miguel Pou Academy in Ponce, an art  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1880
Place of birth
Ponce
Nationality
Puerto Rico

Education

Institution From To
Art Students League of New York

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