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I am an artist today (for what it’s worth) because of my uncle, Leonel. He is the person who introduced me to the world of art and took me to my first real museum trips. Today, we are both old men and teachers. I have used a few of his works as posts here in the past and now I have a digital work to share as well. (VIDEO HERE)

What do teachers make? Teachers make humans who experience their humanity.

Copyright © henry toromoreno, 2012. All rights reserved.

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Guest artist, Leonel Toromoreno. Oil on canvas.

Self portrait my uncle Leonel painted maybe 30 years ago, while under the influence of Picasso’s “blue period”. I’ve always liked this painting, and treasure it now even more, because it reminds me of my own son, Gabriel.

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Guest artist, Leonel Toromoreno. Oil on canvas.

The young boy in the lower right hand corner of this painting (copied from a faded black and white photograph) is the artist’s father, Hector Bolivar Toromoreno; my grandfather. 

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