John Joseph Asencio (b. 1946, Mayarí): A sculptor who works primarily with metal, Asencio is known for his innovative casting techniques. He has exhibited throughout the United States in venues such as the Gilman Gallery, the Chapultepec International Gallery, the Art Institute in Chicago and the Kromex Gallery in New York. Asencio received a Master of Arts degree from the Art Institute of Chicago and the University of Chicago. (Cintas for art, 1980-81)

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