Edgar Gerardo Huertas Brenes

Died: Thu., Dec. 14, 2017


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Edgar Gerardo Huertas Brenes, 66, of West Springfield, MA died December 14, 2017 at Wingate Nursing home.  Born in San Jose Costa Rica, he was the son of Edgar G. Huertas and Christina Huertas Brenes. He came to the USA in 1966 and settled first in Hartford Connecticut.  He was an artist and art teacher.  He began his art training in drawing and painting with Robert Brackman and Foster Caddell in Connecticut.  Later he continued his art studies with several well known art teachers such as Henry Hensche, Umberto Romano, Terence Coyle, Gregory D’Alessio and Hiliary Halsted Holmes.  He further studied at the Art Student’s League New York City and the National Academy of Design School of Fine Arts in New York.  He exhibited his work in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York and Canada. Many of his paintings and graphics are privately owned in the U.S. and abroad. He was best known for his colorful geometrical designs and surrealistic graphic work.


Edgar is survived by his son Edgar G. Huertas III of Springfield, MA, daughter Valentina De La Rosa (Huertas) of Spring Grove, PA, and pre-deceased son Jenier J. Huertas Diaz of Hartford, CT. He also leaves behind his brother Warren Huertas of Hartford, CT and sister Sonia Fallas Huertas of Alajuela Costa Rica as well as 8 grandchildren and 9 nieces & nephews.  


He was a loving father and friend. And a very charming and interesting human being. 


Edgar was dedicated to art and the observance of beautiful things. We ask that everyone take time in their day to appreciate the art they may happen upon and the beautiful things found in day to day life. 

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