Untitled,  1982, acrylic on paper, 36.625” x 28.875”

Arturo Rodríguez (b. 1956, Ranchuelo): A widely exhibited artist, Rodríguez has received multiple Florida Individual Artist Fellowship awards and a fellowship from the South Florida Cultural Consortium. His works are in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Jerusalem Museum in Tel Aviv, the Norton Gallery of Art in West Palm Beach and the Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale. He has participated in  numerous exhibitions in Europe and the United States, including one-man shows at Peninsula Fine Arts Center in Newport News, Va.; the Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale, the Museum of Arts and Sciences in Daytona Beach, the Gulf Coast Museum of Art in Largo, and the Boca Raton Museum of Art. His work was included in the Cuba-USA: The First Generation traveling exhibition. In 1987, he was commissioned by Florida International University to do a painting, which he titled Exiles, to be given to Pope John Paul II during his visit to Florida. Rodríguez is one of the artists profiled in Maria Lino’s 1988 documentary film Three Artist Profiles. His work has been auctioned at both Christie's New York and Sotheby's New York. The Smithsonian's Archives of American Art has been collecting his primary records since 1998. Artist's website: www.arturorodriguezart.com. (Cintas for art, 1982-83, 1988-89)

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