Puerto Rican Painter Augusto Marin Dies at 89

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - One of Puerto Rico's top painters
and muralists has died.

Augusto Marin was 89.

Marin's daughter Ivelisse Marin said the artist died Thursday at a hospital in the capital, San Juan.

She said the cause was a lung infection and that he had been hospitalized since Sunday.

Marin had a long artistic career but was best known for large paintings and murals that blended Caribbean and religious elements.

His work has been exhibited around the world and has been collected
by a number of museums.

The governor of Puerto Rico ordered flags on the island to be lowered to half-staff for three days to mark his death.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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