1973-74

  • L. Ricardo Alonso (b. 1929, Parres, Asturias): A lawyer, journalist and Cuba’s ambassador to several countries in the 1960s, Alonso moved to the United States and joined the faculty of the Spanish department at Franklin and Marshall College. His books include El candidato, Los dioses ajenos, El palacio y la furia and La estrella que cayó una noche en el mar, which won a literary prize in Spain. (Cintas for literature, 1973-74)

  • Marilys Belt De Downey (Cintas in art, 1973-74)

  • Secundino (Cundo) Bermúdez (b. Havana, 1914-d. 2008, Miami): Bermúdez attended the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes as well as the University of Havana, where he studied political science and economics. He was founding member of the Asociación de Pintores y Escultores de Cuba, created in 1949. A figurative painter and muralist, Bermúdez spent a year working in Mexico in the late 1930s and acknowledges the influence of the Mexican muralists in his early work. Bermúdez participated in countless solo and group exhibitions, beginning in 1942, when he showed his gouaches and water colors at the Havana Lyceum, and including galleries and museums in Chile, Guatemala, Haiti, Peru, Sweden, Venezuela and several cities in the United States.  He received the award “Homage to Picasso” from the Organization of American States. One of Bermúdez’s large ceramic murals was installed in the gardens of the OAS General Secretariat building in Washington, D.C. He was commissioned to create a glass mosaic mural, 27 feet by 40 feet, for the lobby of a studio theater that is part of Miami’s Adrienne Arsht Center. His work is in the permanent collection of the Miami-Dade Public Library. (Cintas for art, 1973-74)

  • The Fool With A Balloon,1973, Oil on canvas, 36.5” x 30.75”

    Ramón Carulla (b. Havana, 1938): A painter and engraver, Carulla’s work was included in the Latin America Graphic Arts Biennial at the Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Art in New York, the Grands et Jeunes d’Aujourd’hui exhibition at the Grand Palais in Paris, the Norwegian International Print Biennale and the Sapporo International Biennial in Japan, among others. Carulla participated in Expresiones Hispanas, a national tour of U.S. Hispanic artists in 1988-89. He won the Simon Daro Daridowicz Painting Award in 1980 from the Metropolitan Museum and Art Center in Coral Gables, as well as prizes from the VI Biennial in San Juan and the 8th Mini Print Internacional de Cadaqués in Barcelona. His work is represented in several collections, including those of the Bass Museum of Art in Miami Beach, the Centre International d’Art Contemporain in Paris, the Cincinnati Art Museum, the Detroit Institute of Art, the Joan Miró Foundation in Barcelona, the Japan Printmakers Association, the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Rufino Tamayo in Mexico City, the Museum of Fine Arts in Montreal and the Miami-Dade Public Library. (Cintas for art, 1973-74, 1979-80)

  • Curriculum Vitae #8,1970, Oil on canvas, 40” x 40”

    Hugo Consuegra (b. 1929, Havana- d. 2003, Rego Park, N.Y.): An architecture graduate from the University of Havana and the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes San Alejandro, Consuegra was one of the leading exponents of abstract expressionism in Cuba in the 1950s. He was a member of “Los Once,” the legendary group that broke from the representational style that predominated in Cuba at the time. He taught and practiced architecture in Havana and was widely exhibited in Cuban and internationally until he received political asylum in Spain in 1967. He moved to New York three years later, eventually joining the architecture firm of Brennan Beer Gorman Architects in Manhattan while continuing his painting, drawing and engraving career. His pieces are in the permanent collections of the Museo de Barranquilla in Colombia, the Museo de Bellas Artes in Caracas,  the Museo de Bellas Artes in San Juan, the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Havana, the Miami-Dade Public Library and the Museum of Modern Art of Latin America in Washington, D.C., among others.  A large marble mural by Consuegra is in the lobby of the Time & Life Building, in New York’s Rockefeller Center. (Cintas for art, 1970-71, 1973-74)

  • Self-Portrait Of Ree Coos, 1973, Ink on paper print, edition 41/58, 28.5” x 21.625”

    Rafael Consuegra (b. 1941, Havana): A sculptor who works in clay as well as metal, Consuegra has taught at Miami-Dade College, Barry University and at his own studio. In 1995, Galería Vanidades in Miami presented a retrospective of his work at. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Miami. His pieces are in the permanent collections of Barry University and the Museum of Latin American Art in Los Angeles, among others. (Cintas for art, 1972-73, 1973-74)

  • Martha Padilla (b. 1928, Puerta de Golpe, Pinar del Río – d. 2004, Miami): The winner of a Carabela de Oro, the poet Martha Padilla first published her work in Cuba when she was 20 years old. That first book, Comitiva al crepúsculo, was followed by La alborada del tigre, El fin del tiempo injusto, Los tigres del miserere, Perfil de frente and Remedio santo. Padilla wrote frequently for El Nuevo Herald. She was the sister of the poet Heberto Padilla. (Cintas for literature, 1973-74)

  • José Mario Rodríguez (b. 1940, Güira de Melena - d. 2002, Madrid): Known professionally as José Mario, Rodríguez authored a volume of children’s plays and more than a dozen poetry collections, among them Clamor agudo, La torcida raíz de tanto daño and Muerte del amor por la soledad. An anthology of his poetry, El grito y otros poemas, was published by Betania in 2000. He was one of the founders Ediciones El Puente, which published the work of young writers in Cuba during the 1960s, but was eventually shut down by the Cuban government. Rodríguez revived El Puente in 1968 after he moved to Madrid, where he also founded Ediciones La Gota de Agua. Reporting on his death, Madrid’s El País newspaper called him “one of the indispensable figures of Cuban poetry during the second half of the 20th century” (Cintas for literature, 1972-73, 1973-74)

  • Luis Suárez Villa: A professor at the University of California (Irvine), Suárez Villa teaches in the interdisciplinary School of Social Ecology, where his research interests are in the areas of technology and innovation, social and economic development, and regional analysis. He has received two Fulbright fellowships and has authored or co-authored dozens of articles and three books, including Invention and the Rise of Tecnocapitalism. Suárez Villa studied architecture before earning a PhD at Cornell University in public policy and planning. (Cintas for literature, 1973-74)

  • Augusto Tagle (b. 1918, Caibarién-d. 1974 Madrid): A painter, photographer, poet and theater director, Tagle was a member of the Cuban foreign service and had postings in Mexico, Buenos Aires, Valparaiso, Madrid and New York, where he eventually set up a photography studio. He moved to Spain in 1961 and devoted himself to painting for the remainder of his career. In 1978, he published the book La Pintura de Augusto Tagle, in Madrid. (Cintas for art, 1973-74)

  • JULIO HERRERA ZAPATA

    Two Nude Figures, 1975, Pencil on paper, 17.75” x 13”

    Julio Herrera Zapata (b. 1932, Madrid - d. 2001, Paris) A member of the Société des Pastellistes de France, Zapata was a painter, engraver, graphics designer and ceramicist. He exhibited regularly in Europe in both solo and group shows, which included the Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain at the Grand Palais in Paris, and the Ahrenberg Collection at the Göteborgs Konstmuseum in  Gothenburg, Sweden. He won winner acquisition prizes at the Biennale di Lignano in Italy and the Bienal de la Estampa “Máximo Prado” in Mexico. His work is in the collections of the Bibliothéque Nationale in Paris, the Ahrenberg Collection in Vevey, Switzerland, the Miami-Dade Public Library and the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Havana. Zapata studied architecture at the University of Havana and attended Parsons School of Design in New York and the Ecole Superieure de Beaux-Arts in Paris. (Cintas for art, 1973-74, 1976-77)

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