• Hernández Lizaso, Antonino

    Antonino Hernández Lizaso (b. 1931, Havana): After receiving a law degree from the University of Havana, Hernández Lizaso studied music composition with Julián Orbón and went on to the Manhattan School of Music, where he received a Master’s degree in conducting. He is the winner of composition grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Organization of American States and the Florida Arts Council. He is the author of seven symphonic works, an opera and 24 chamber pieces. Hernández Lizaso has conducted the Miami Symphony Orchestra, the Manhattan School of Music Orchestra and the University of Miami Symphony. (Cintas for music, 1964-65, 1966-67)

  • Herrera, Carmen

    Blanco Y Verde, c. 1966, acrylic on canvas, 40.5” x 67.75”

    Carmen Herrera (b. 1915, Havana) One Cubas first abstract painters, Herrera has exhibited widely in solo and group shows, including El espíritu latinoamericano: Arte y artistas en los Estados Unidos, 1920-1970, which traveled widely in the United States in 1988 and 1989, and Crossing Borders: Contemporary Art by Latin American Women at the College of New Rochelle, N.Y., in 1996. In 2016, the Whitney Museum organized Carmen Herrera: Lines of Sight. Herrera’s artwork can be found in many museums and collections, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Tate Modern, London, the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C. El Museo del Barrio in New York, and Havana's Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes. She studied painting and art history at Marymount College in Paris, architecture at the University of Havana and attended the Art Students League in New York. Herrera is the subject of a 26-minute documentary, Artists in Exile: Carmen Herrera, made in 1994, and of Carmen Herrera: 5 Degrees of Freedom, by Konstantia Kotaxis, produced for a major retrospective of the artist's work at the Miami Art Central in 2005. She is also one of thirty-three artists featured in the book Latin American Women Artists of the United States. Her work was included in the Outside Cuba exhibition. Herrera lived in Paris from 1948 until 1953 and has lived in New York City since 1954. She is the winner of a Creative Artists Public Service Award (CAPS) in New York. (CINTAS for Visual Arts, 1966-67, 1968-69; CINTAS Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award in the Visual Arts, 2010)

  • Magnan, Oscar

    Zattere,1966, Acrylic on canvas,30” x40”

    Oscar Magnan, S.J. (b. 1937, Cienfuegos): An artist and professor of visual arts in St. Peter’s College, New Jersey, Magnan is also a restorer of Old Master paintings and was invited to participate in the Sistine Chapel restoration project in 1985. Magnan’s paintings have been featured in several one-man shows in North America and Europe, and he is the winner of awards from the Canada Council, the Guggenheim Foundation and the Hereward Lester Cooke Foundation. His work is represented in several collections, including those of the Guggenheim Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the British Museum and the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris. Magnan has Master’s degrees from Oxford and St. Mary’s, and a Ph.D. from the Sorbonne. (Cintas for art, 1966-67)

  • Marais, Tomás

    Winged Devil with Sword,Oil on unstretched canvas

    Tomás Marais (b. 1931, Matanzas) Marais has worked in a variety of media, from painting, drawing and printmaking to collage and sculpture, and exhibits his work regularly. He studied at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes San Alejandro in Havana and at the École des Beaux Arts in Paris. In 2002, the Gulf Coast Museum of Art in Largo held a retrospective of his work.  In 2013, The Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art in Tarpon Springs hosted the exhibition Tomás Marais: Artist in Exile. (Cintas for art, 1966-67, 1967-68)

  • Sánchez, Zilia

    Tierra (The Earth),1938, Mixed media , 48-1/2 x 48-1/4 inches

    Zilia Sánchez (b. 1926, Havana) A member of the group Los Once, Sánchez has distinguished herself in the areas of painting, sculpture, drawing and theater design. She studied at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes San Alejandro in Havana, at the Instituto Central de Conservación y Restauración in Madrid and at the Pratt Institute in New York. She has exhibited widely in the United States and Latin America. Among the awards she has received are first prizes from the IV Bienal de Arte de Medellín and the  IV Salón Nacional de la UNESCO in San Juan, and a prize for excellence from the Metro Art Gallery in New York. She participated in the Outside Cuba exhibition, and her work is in the collections of the Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña in San Juan and the Museo de Arte de Ponce, among others. In 2013,the gallery Artists Space held her first survey exhibition in New York, which the New York Times called “one of the year’s high points, a revelation and a refreshment.” (Cintas for art, 1966-67, 1968-69)

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