Raquel Partnoy

Raquel Partnoy (born 1932 in Rosario, Argentina) is a painter, poet, and essayist. She studied at an art school in that city but it was after she got married and moved to the southern port city of Bahía Blanca in1954, that she attended for several years the Buenos Aires’s workshop of the influential Argentine painter and teacher Demetrio Urruchúa. Partnoy’s first show was at Van Riel Gallery in 1965, and she continued to paint and held exhibitions at diverse venues in Buenos Aires and other cities of her country until 1994 when she moved to the United States. She settled in Washington D.C. where she continued her artistic career. At the invitation of the Embassy of Argentina in Washington, D.C. Partnoy exhibited her series “Women of the Tango” and “Tango: Inner Landscapes” in 1997 and 2003, where she portrayed stories found in tango lyrics such of those of young women who were discriminated against and mistreated by society. She has also had solo exhibits at the B'nai Brith Klutznick National Jewish Museum, Goucher College, and Washington's Studio Gallery. Through her series of paintings “Surviving Genocide,” which was shown at the Martin Luther King, Jr.

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