The Hallie Ford Museum of Art plans Manuel Izquierdo: Myth, Nature, and Renewal, an exhibition of work by the honored alumnus and longtime professor at PNCA, Manuel Izquierdo (1925–2009). This major retrospective exhibition features over fifty sculptures accompanied by paintings, prints and photographs created during Izquierdo’s career, and draws from public and private collection throughout the region. The exhibition runs January 19 through March 24, 2013.
This exhibition is accompanied by a full-color monograph, Manuel Izquierdo: Myth, Nature and Renewal, written by Willamette University Professor Emeritus Roger Hull, who also organized the exhibition.
Izquierdo enrolled at PNCA when it was still called the Museum Art School, housed in the same building as the Portland Art Museum. He studied printmaking and sculpture with Louis Bunce, Jack McLarty, and Frederic Littman, graduating in 1951. He went on to become a highly influential faculty member and influential figure in Northwest art.
The Oregon Encyclopedia has a detailed article on Izquierdo’s life. And there is more information about the upcoming exhibition on the Hallie Ford Museum website.