Wednesday, May 19, 2010

(Social) Realism: Dominican Republic

Yoryi Morel (1906–1979)

Yoryi Morel (1906–1979) was a painter from the Dominican Republic. A native of Santiago de los Caballeros, he spent most of his career in Santiago Province. He held his first exhibition in Santo Domingo in 1932. Later he founded the School of Fine Arts in his native city. As a painter he was primarily self-taught; he created mostly landscapes and figure paintings, with a few portraits as well. He was mostly recognized for his typical Dominican paintings.

World (Social) Realist Art (Index of Countries)
This blog page is part of an ongoing project by artist and part-time lecturer Caoimhghin Ó Croidheáin ( to explore Realist / Social Realist art from around the world. The term Realism is used in its broadest sense to include 19th century Realism and Naturalism as well as 20th century Impressionism (which after all was following in the path of Courbet and Millet). Social Realism covers art that seeks to examine the living and working conditions of ordinary people (examples include German Expressionism, American Ashcan School and the Mexican Muralists).

Click here for (Social) Realist Art Definitions, World (Social) Realism and Global Solidarity, Art and Politics, Social Realism in history and Country Index.

Suggestions for appropriate artists from around the world welcome to

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