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Portrait Greeting Card featuring the painting Irka Mateo by Miguel Tio

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Irka Mateo Greeting Card

Miguel Tio

by Miguel Tio



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Our greeting cards are 5" x 7" in size and are produced on digital offset printers using 100 lb. paper stock. Each card is coated with a UV protectant on the outside surface which produces a semi-gloss finish. The inside of each card has a matte white finish and can be customized with your own message up to 500 characters in length. Each card comes with a white envelope for mailing or gift giving.

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This is a portrait of my dear friend Irka Mateo, a well-known folklorist, songwriter and singer from the Dominican Republic. When I met Irka, she had... more

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Alejandra Baiz

Alejandra Baiz

very nice portrait! Very interesting life of Irka Mateo.

Artist's Description

This is a portrait of my dear friend Irka Mateo, a well-known folklorist, songwriter and singer from the Dominican Republic. When I met Irka, she had just moved to New York. She regaled our expatriate Dominican friends and me with her research on the riches of folkloric music played in the rural areas of the Dominican Republic. The depth and breadth of her knowledge of Taino culture ￿ the indigenous nation slaughtered by the Conquistadores￿ of the Liborio Mateo (￿The Saint of the Maguana￿) and his Messianic movement, and of another manifestation of the Messiah in the Palma Sola movement of 1961 collectively astounded me. As we spoke of the Taino, she revealed her conviction that a small percentage of them had survived the genocide. This was something of a shock. I asked if she believed that the Taino had lived on, in a sense protected by the embrace of the Dominican gene pool, if I may be permitted that poetic notion. Her response: ￿Of course, just look at me!￿ I blinked a...

About Miguel Tio

Miguel Tio

Miguel Tio, was born in the Dominican Republic, began his studies of painting with the Dominican artist Elias Delgado As well as the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes. His interest in Publicity and Graphic Design led him into continuing studies at the “Universidad Autonoma de Santo Domingo. A move to New York in 1994 led him to Izquierdo Studio Ltd. for film and Television Production, windows display, opera and theater, which had a great influence on his artwork. Since 2005 he is working as an art teacher for Studio in a School and in 2006 he started to study the Mische technique with the world-wide known artist Brigid Marlin. He describes the philosophy behind his paintings on his statement: !think it is important when an...