• Aguero, Frank

    Frank Aguero (b. 1936, Havana): (CINTAS for Visual Arts, 1967-68)

  • Akers, Adela

    Wall Hanging: Peace,  36.5” x 27.5”, Wool, Woven textile possibly intended as a wall hanging

    Adela Akers (b. 1933, Santiago de Compostela, Spain): After studying pharmacy at the University of Havana and working for a time as a biochemist, Akers became interested in tapestries in the late 1950s and studied weaving at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and at the Cranbrook Academy of Art. She later became weaver-in-residence at Penland School of Crafts and taught at Temple University's Tyler School of Art for more than twenty years. Her work is in the permanent collection of major institutions including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Smithsonian Institution, the American Craft Museum and the Everson Collection of American Art. (CINTAS for Visual Arts, 1967-68, 1968-69) 

  • Fernández, Jesse A.

    Jesse A. Fernández (b. 1925, Havana - d. 1986, Paris) As a photographer, Fernández gained international recognition with his portraits of artists and intellectuals, from Salvador Dalí to Marcel Duchamp, which were published in The New York Times, Life, Time, Pagent and The Herald Tribune, among others. He was also a skilled painter and engraver, and made box-collages filled with philosophical, artistic and scientific references. In 1984, he published his book of photographs, Les momies de Palerme. The Reina Sofía Museum in Madrid held an exhibition of 260 pieces by Fernández in the summer of 2003. Fernández studied at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes San Alejandro in Havana and at the Art Students League in New York. His work is in the permanent collection of the Miami-Dade Public Library. (CINTAS for Visual Arts, 1967-68, 1975-76)

  • Fornés, María Irene

    María Irene Fornés (b. 1931, Havana): The author of dozens of plays and winner of several Obie awards, Fornés is one of the most respected names in American theater. In 2000, Off-Broadway's prestigious Signature Theatre Company devoted its 10th anniversary season to her work, which includes Fefu and Her Friends, Mud, Abingdon Square and Letters from Cuba.  With the composer Robert Ashley, Fornés wrote Balseros, an opera based on the experiences of Cuban rafters and their efforts to reach the United States. It premiered in Miami Beach in 1997. Fornés moved from Cuba to New York in 1945; she was originally trained as an artist, but devoted herself to the stage after joining the Judson Poets Theater and the Open Theater in the 1960s. (Cintas for literature, 1967-68)

  • 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)

  • Orlando, Felipe

    Felipe Orlando (b. 1911, Tenosique, Mexico-d. 2001): An anthropologist as well as a painter and engraver, Orlando’s full name was Felipe Orlando Garcia Murciano. He studied at the University of Havana and at the painting workshop of Jorge Arche and Víctor Manuel, and was a founding member of the Asociación de Pintores y Escultores de Cuba (APEC). In Mexico City, Orlando was a professor at the Universidad de las Américas and the  Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. His work was exhibited regularly in solo and group shows until 1995 and is in the permanent collections of the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes in Mexico City, the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Havana, the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Museum of Modern Art of Latin America in Washington, D.C., among others. Orlando was the subject of various documentary films, including La pintura de Orlando, filmed in Mexico City in 1950, Wolf Hanke’s Felipe Orlando, done for Germany’s RTV and  Felipe Orlando, for Mexico’s Channel 5. His collection of pre-Columbian art is held by the Museo de Arte Precolumbino Felipe Orlando in Benalmádena, Spain, of which he was honorary director. (Cintas for art, 1967-68)

  • Rodriguez, Jose R.

    Les Peupliers,1967, Oil on board Masonite, 12” x  16”

    Jose R. Rodriguez (b. 1926, Matanzas): (Cintas for art, 1967-68, 1968-69)

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