     
Rafael Ferrer was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in 
Ferrer began his career as a drummer, a timbalero; in th
early s he played with Rafael Cortijo and Ismael R
He participated in the life of the musicians and formed
friendship with Cortijo that ended only with Cortijo’s
in . Since the s Ferrer has been an internationa
acclaimed artist whose work has been included in majo
collections around the world. The paintings in the
present book were composed on the occasion of
Cortijo’s funeral. They were generously
donated by the artist for use
in this publication.
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