Jesse A. Fernández (b. 1925, Havana-d. 1986, Paris): As a photographer, Fernández gained international recognition with his portraits of artists and intellectuals, from Salvador Dalí to Marcel Duchamp, which were published in The New York Times, Life, Time, Pagent and The Herald Tribune, among others. He was also a skilled painter and engraver, and made box-collages filled with philosophical, artistic and scientific references. In 1984, he published his book of photographs, Les momies de Palerme. The Reina Sofía Museum in Madrid held an exhibition of 260 pieces by Fernández in the summer of 2003. Fernández studied at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes San Alejandro in Havana and at the Art Students League in New York. His work is in the permanent collection of the Miami-Dade Public Library. (Cintas for art, 1967-68, 1975-76)

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