Luis Cruz Azaceta (b. 1942, Havana): After arriving in the United States in 1960, Luis Cruz Azaceta settled in New York, where he studied at the School of Visual Arts and participated in the city’s neo-expressionism movement of the 1970s. He now lives in New Orleans. He is widely exhibited in the United States and abroad. Cruz’s work was selected for the Canadian Club’s Mira! Hispanic Art Tour in 1985, for the Outside Cuba exhibition and for Cuba-USA: The First Generation, which toured this country in the early 1990s. He is the winner of grants and fellowships from the Penny McCall Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation, among others. His pieces are in several permanent collections, including those of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and Museum of Modern Art, the Rhode Island School of Design, the Houston Museum of Fine Arts and the Miami-Dade Public Library. (Cintas for art, 1972-73, 1975-76) 

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