Armando García Menocal, Campesino y soldado español (Peasant and Spanish soldier)


Following the Cuban War of Independence, Menocal seeks to create a distinct Cuban iconography.

Armando García Menocal, Campesino y soldado español (Peasant and Spanish soldier), 1902, oil on canvas, 43.2 x 64.8 cm (Collection of Emilio and Sylvia M. Ortiz) on display in the exhibition, 1898: Visual Culture and U.S. Imperialism in the Caribbean and the Pacific at the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Speakers: Dr. Taína Caragol, Curator of Painting and Sculpture and Latino Art and History, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution and Dr. Beth Harris


Additional resources

More on Campesino y soldado español from the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

1898: Visual Culture and U.S. Imperialism in the Caribbean and the Pacific at the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

Taína Caragol, Kate Clarke Lemay, et al., 1898: Visual Culture and U.S. Imperialism in the Caribbean and the Pacific, exhibition catalogue (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2023).

Narciso G. Menocal, “An Overriding Passion: The Quest for a National Identity in Painting,” The Journal of Decorative and Propaganda Arts, volume 22 (1996), pp. 186–219.

Cite this page as: Dr. Taína Caragol, Curator of Painting and Sculpture and Latino Art and History, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution and Dr. Beth Harris, "Armando García Menocal, Campesino y soldado español (Peasant and Spanish soldier)," in Smarthistory, January 8, 2024, accessed February 23, 2024, https://smarthistory.org/armando-garcia-menocal-campesino-soldado-espanol/.