Ricardo Porro (b. 1925, Camagüey - d. 2014, Paris): A resident of Paris since 1966, Porro has earned international acclaim for his design for the Art Center in Vaduz, Liechtenstein, and several other major buildings in Europe. Porro began his architectural career in the late 1940s in Havana, where he designed several villas of distinction and, in the early 1960s, the masterful School of Art and School of Modern Dance in the National Art Schools complex.  He has been professor of architecture in universities in Cuba, Venezuela, France, Austria and Israel. His paintings, sculptures, furniture and architectural projects have been the subject of numerous exhibitions and publications around the world. In France, he was honored with the Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur and Commandeur de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. (Lifetime Achievement Award, 2006)

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