JUAN GONZALEZ

Farewell Gift, 1972, hand-colored lithograph on paper, 29.75” x 24.25”

Juan J. González (b. 1942, Camagüey- d. 1993, New York): The super-realist artist Juan González participated in group shows such as Painting and Sculpture Today1974 at the Indianapolis Museum of Art; Looking Inside: Latin American Presence in New York; Ancient Roots/ New Visions, which traveled to several cities in the United States; HispanicAmerican Artists of the United States, at the Museum of Modern Art of Latin America in Washington, D.C., The Figure in the Twentieth Century at the New York Academy of Design, Outside Cuba, The Miami Generation traveling exhibition and the Cuba-USA: The First Generation traveling exhibition. He had solo shows in the United States and abroad in venues such as the Center for InterAmerican Relations and the Nancy Hoffman Gallery in New York, the Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, the Meadows Museum in Dallas and the Center for the Fine Arts in Miami. He was the recipient of a Creative Artists Public Service (CAPS) Fellowship and of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. His work is in the permanent collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, The Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Miami-Dade Public Library and the Smithsonian Institution, among others. González was one of the artists featured in Wayne Salazar’s 1985 documentary Cuba-USA: Three Cuban Artists in New York City. From 1984 to the time of his death, González was a member of the board of governors of the New York Foundation for the Arts.  He received a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Miami. (Cintas for art, 1972-73, 1974-75)

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