Jaime Antonio Gumercindo Gonzalez Colson was born in Tubagua, Puerto Plata in 1901. This artist was educated since childhood in Santo Domingo. He went to improve his painting in Paris, after doing his basic studies at the School of Art: “La Lonja, in Barcelona-Spain” He also studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Madrid-Spain.

Jaime colsonJaime Colson moved in 1918 to Spain where he studied art in Madrid and Barcelona. He lived in Paris from 1924 to 1934, where he was greatly influenced by Cubists. Primarily a figurative artist, Colson experimented with several different artistic styles, including Cubism, Surrealism, and Neoclassicism.

He went to Mexico to work as a teacher. Then he returned to Barcelona. He later went to Santo Domingo, where he was a professor of Fine Arts -and a very good one.

Colson had beautiful styles: cubist, such as; Still life, nudes, mythology works, etc. and it made him well known internationally. In Mallorca-Spain, he painted frescoes in an oratory. It is a large work of great artistic value.  In his contributions to Dominican art Jaime Colson left a discipleship that is now part of the best of national art. He is considered one of the great painters of 20th-century Latin America.

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Among the best discliples of Colson: Amable Sterling, Alberto Ulloa, José Rincón Mora, José Ramírez Conde, Norberto Santana, Juan Medina and Roberto Flores. “The art of drawing” is an article where he summarizes the principles of that technique and states the following:

“Until recently, drawing – ordinarily regarded in a very superficial way – was almost always considered only as an effective means to achieve, without risks, a certain purpose, whether pictorial, sculptural or architectural. Well, very rarely the value or quality of the things that have or can reach the category of the definitive was attributed; we mean something whose beginning and end is within its own orbit ”.

In Madrid, Spain, Colson exhibits in the Autumn Salon in 1923, being praised by the art critic of that time. Meet Toyo Yutaka Kurimoto, a leading Japanese painter, draftsman and potter and married her. He graduated from that school in Madrid, Spain, in painting, sculpture and engraving. There he participated in collective exhibitions.

In Paris, France lived a countryman named Rafael Díaz Niese and invited Jaime Colson to move to that country, he does so and there he met another Dominican Tomás Hernández Franco and thanks to this he met Cubism in 1924. In 1925 he made his self-portrait. In Paris he met Pablo Picasso, Juan Gris, Braque and others. He died in Santo Domingo in 1975. Today Jaime Colson paintings can be found in very exclusive galleries, including Bellapart in Santo Domingo, which has the most significant pieces in their collection.

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