Antonio Broccoli Porto

Antonio Broccoli Porto

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Antonio Broccoli Porto (born September 19, 1955) is a renowned Puerto Rican artist, visual artist and sculptor.

Early years

Broccoli Porto's father was an Italian national and his mother's family, Porto, claim their Puerto Rican heritage, having originally settled in the town of Cayey. His parents met and married in New York City where Broccoli Porto was born. As a young child, he became interested in art and his artistic talents were appreciated by both his family and teachers alike. After he received his primary and secondary education he enrolled and entered Iona College, New Rochelle, New York. There he took up fine art studies and earned a B.A. degree in Arts.

First art exhibition

In May 1979 Broccoli Porto held an art exhibition in the Thomas Payne Museum of New Rochelle, New York, as part of a Nationally accredited Honors Program Thesis entiltled "Historical Landscapes". In the 1980s, he traveled to Italy and continued his artistic studies at the "Accademia di Belle Arti Brera" (Brera Academy of Fine Arts) in Milan. The artist has a dual citizenship, that of Italy and the United States. When he returned to New York, he studied two years of Latin percussion at the Harbour Conservatory located in "El Barrio" of Manhattan. Influenced by his great love of Puerto Rican culture, Broccoli Porto moved to Puerto Rico and enrolled in "La Liga de Arte" (League of Art) in San Juan. He also studied for three years at...
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