Untitled, 1984, Ink on paper. Gift of Olga Viso

Carlos Alfonzo (b. 1950, Havana-d.1991, Miami): One of many Cuban artists who came to the United States in the Mariel boatlift, Alfonzo quickly developed a following in this country. His work was represented in the Outside Cuba exhibition and the Cuba-USA: The First Generation traveling exhibition and he was the subject of several solo exhibitions in institutions such as the Miami Art Museum, the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in North Carolina, the Bass Museum of Art in Miami Beach and the Hal Bromm Gallery in New York. His work was featured in Triumph of the Spirit: Carlos Alfonzo, A Survey 1975-1991, published by the Miami Art Museum. He is one of the artists profiled in Maria Lino’s 1988 documentary film, Three Artist Profiles. Alfonzo studied at the University of Havana. His work is in the permanent collection of the Miami-Dade Public Library. (Cintas for art, 1983-84)

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