• Castellanos, Doris

    Doris Castellanos (Cintas for literature, 1976-77, 1977-78)

  • Castellanos, Eloisa

    Untitled,1976, Oil on canvas, 49" x 36"

    Eloisa Castellanos (b. 1938, Camagüey) A painter trained at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes San Alejandro in Havana and at the Pan American Art School in New York, Castellanos has participated in group shows in the United States, Latin America and Europe, in venues such as the Bronx Museum of Art, The Ponce Museum in Puerto Rico, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Museum of Contemporary Arts in Madrid and the Museum of Albuquerque in New Mexico. Her work was represented at the First Biennial of Iberoamerican Painting in Mexico. (CINTAS for Visual Arts, 1976-77, 1977-78)

  • Gómez De Kanelba, Zita

    Untitled (Portrait),1974, Oil On Wood Panel, 16.25” x 13.25”

    Zita Gómez De Kanelba (b. 1932, Paris) Gómez had a show at the Ars Atelier in Union City in 2000. (CINTAS for Visual Arts, 1974-75, 1976-77)

  • Lino, Maria

    Maria Lino (b. 1951, Havana): Lino, who works in a variety of media, describes her two most recent series, Working Hands and Agua/Water, this way: “I experiment with the interdisciplinary fusion of the visual arts and the documentary mode by combining drawing, video, digital media and animation with material that is traditionally considered documentary: interviews, still images, recorded sound and archival and appropriated footage.” She has shown her work in multiple galleries in the United States, Latin America and Europe. Her work was part of the traveling exhibition Cuba/USA: First Generation, and has been included in museum exhibitions such as Ancient Roots/New Visions, Contemporaries: Juxtaposing Perceptions, at the Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Art in New York, Ten Contemporary Hispanic Artists, at the Brooklyn Museum, and Resurgimiento, at the Museo del Barrio in New York, among others. She is the winner of a Women in the Visual Arts scholarship and received a Fulbright Award to work in Peru in 2011. Lino has a Bachelor’s degree from New York University and a Master of Fine Arts degree from Florida International University. (Cintas for art, 1975-76, 1976-77)

  • Méndez-Diez, Francisco

    Que Viva Chango, 1976, chrome-lithography, 22.25" x 30"

    Francisco Méndez-Diez (b. 1948, Holguin): A painter and printmaker, Méndez-Diez has taught art at the Museum of Fine Arts and at Roxbury Community College, both in Boston. He is also a frequent participant in panels and seminars on museum issues. Exhibitions include a one-person show in Santa Fe, N.M., and numerous group exhibitions, including Boston Printmakers, Brush Gallery in Lowell, Mass., and the New Britain Museum of Art in Connecticut.His works are in the collections of Westfield State College in Massachusetts, Lehigh University in Pennsylvania, the Miami-Dade Public Library and various private collections. Méndez-Diez received a fifth year studio diploma from the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and studied painting in Puerto Rico. He is the winner of Ture Bengtz and Boit awards, and of an honorable mention at the 5th Bienal del Grabado Latino Americano in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He is manager of community arts at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston where he manages partnerships with 10 community organizations and supervises an annual artist's project that culminates in an exhibition at the museum. (Cintas for art, 1976-77)

  • Parajón, Mario

    Mario Parajón (b. 1929, Havana – d. 2006 Madrid): An editor, theater director and critic, Parajón’s  many books include Cinco escritores y su Madrid: Galdós, Azorín, Baroja, Rubén Darío y Ramón; Eugenio Florit y su poesía; Santa Teresa de Lisieux and El teatro de O’Neill, published by Orígenes in 1952. At the time of his death, he was professor of philosophy of secondary education at the Institute of Alcobendas and Madrid.(Cintas for literature, 1976-77, 1977-78)

  • Prida, Dolores

    Dolores Prida (b. 1943, Caibarien – d. 2013, New York): A journalist, critic, poet and playwright, Prida had a major success in 2000 with the critically acclaimed off-Broadway revue Four Guys Named José and Una Mujer named María. Other plays include Casa propia, Beautiful Señoritas, Coser y cantar and Botánica. She translated the novels Yo! and In The Name of Salome,by Julia Álvarez. A prominent journalist, she wrote a monthly column for The Daily News in New York from 2005 until 2012.  In 2009, she began writing a weekly column for El Diario/La Prensa, which she was writing at the time of her death.Prida received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Mount Holyoke College. (Cintas for literature, 1976-77)  http://nbclatino.com/2013/01/21/dolores-prida-beloved-columnist-and-playwright-dies-at-69/

  • Texidor, Patricio

    Patricio Texidor (b. 1950, Havana): An art instructor at Upper Grade Center of Waukegan High School, Texidor has been teaching in the Waukegan, Illinois district since 1992. He has Bachelor’s degree in art education and a Master of Fine Arts degree in painting from Northern Illinois University. (Cintas for art, 1976-77)

  • Zamora, María Nélida

    Untitled, 1977, oil on canvas

    María Nélida Zamora (b. Guines): An art instructor as well as a singer and songwriter, Zamora’s work has been shown at the International Center for Contemporary Art in Paris, the South of the James Café Gallery in Richmond, Va., and the Sovran Bank in South Boston, Va. She received a Master in Fine Arts from the University of South Florida in Tampa. (Cintas for art, 1976-77)

  • Zapata, Julio Herrera


    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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