Enrique Grau's Visit to Colegio Britanico, Feb 14 2002
was happy to pose for my class 4B, who had been patiently waiting for
him for more than an hour.
The numbers in the background are cummulative house points.
Maestro Enrique Grau was born in 1920 in Panama,
but grew up in Cartagena. The painting above is one of Grau's
most famous. Painted in 1940, it is called Cartagena Mulattress.
From 1980 onwards he started sculpting as well as painting.
His home town contains many of his works including the statue
of Cartagena's own saint, San Pedro Claver, and the interior
of Teatro Heredia. The boy standing next to Grau is Eduardo
"Kike" Piñeros, a student of mine and relative
of Grau's. The photo below shows Señor Grau in the Colege
Library signing postcards for Adolfo Fox, another student of
mine, while the Primary Art Director and I look on. Mr Grau
ran out of postcards but signed a piece of paper and did a small
drawing on it for me.
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and Photos Copyright 2005 Glen David Short