1982-83

  • José Manuel Álvarez (b. 1902, Regla-d. United States): A poet, storyteller and journalist as well as a lawyer, Álvarez’s books include Sentido social del urbanismo and Cuentos y crónicas cubanas. As a journalist, he worked for Revista Lex de los Auxiliares del Poder Judicial Cubano, Revista del Casino Español and the literary magazine LEX in Havana, and for Vanguardia, in New York. His work also appeared in several anthologies, including Poetas jóvenes de Cuba, published in 1923. (Cintas for literature, 1982-83)

  • Bernard M. Carreno (Cintas for art, 1982-83)

  • The Prisoner,1982, Oil on canvas, 24.5” x 20.5”

    Camilo Franqui (b. 1956, Havana): Calling himself a “creator of sensations” more than a painter, Franqui traces his influence to Cuban masters Wifredo Lam and Fidelio Ponce. After leaving Cuba for Paris, where he lived for many years, Franqui moved to San Juan, Puerto Rico. His 2003 exhibition at Meza Fine Art in Miami, titled From Paris to the Tropics, traces that journey. (Cintas for art, 1982-83)

  • Ignacio Galbis (b. 1931 Havana-d. 1997): A graduate of the Havana University School of Law, Galbis practiced law in Cuba, but dedicated himself to teaching once he moved to the United States in 1961. He received a Ph.D. in literature from Syracuse University, and taught literature at Southern California University, Davis University and the University of Riverside, California. He was national executive secretary of the Sigma Delta Pi honor society. Among his publications are Unamuno: Tres personajes existenciales, Baroja: El lirismo de tono menor, and De Mío Cid a Alfonso Reyes, perspectivas críticas. His collection of short stories is titled Trece relatos sombríos. (Cintas for literature, 1982-83)

  • Pío Galbis (b. 1957, Havana): The paintings of Pío Galbis were shown in the solo exhibition Still Lives at the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse. He has also had one-man shows at the Matthew Kerr Gallery in New York and the Wessel O’Connor Gallery in New York, among others. He has been represented in various group shows, including exhibitions at the Drawing Center in New York, the Brooklyn Academy of Art and the New Museum of Contemporary Art. Galbis is the recipient of a traveling grant from the MacArthur Foundation and of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the MacDowell Colony, the Vermont Studio School and the Ford Foundation. He is the winner of a Barbara Chase Burke Memorial Drawing Award. (Cintas for art, 1982-83, 1992-93)

  • Untitled,1981, Oil and ink on paper, 37 ½ x 32 ¾ inches 

    Andrés González: (Cintas for art, 1982-83)

  • Iraida Iturralde (b. 1954, Havana): An educator and translator as well as a poet, Iturralde was editor of the literary magazines Románica and Lyra and president of the Cuban Cultural Center of New York. Among her poetry collections are Hubo la viola, El libro de Josafat, Tropel de espejos, Discurso de las infantas and La isla rota. Her poetry has been published in journals in America and Europe and has appeared in various anthologies, including Fiesta del poeta, Poetas cubanos en Nueva York and Los Atrevidos: Cuban American Writers. She has received awards from the Ford Foundation and the Mid-Atlantic States Arts Consortium. Iturralde studied political science at New York University and Columbia. (Cintas for literature, 1982-83)

  • Pablo La Rosa: A professor of Spanish literature at Baker University in Kansas, La Rosa writes stories about identity and memory with a strong social content. He describes his short story collection, Forbidden Fruit and Other Stories, as a summation of his life as a writer. He was a finalist in the Letras de Oro competition at the University of Miami and received an honorable mention in the Kansas Quarterly Fiction Awards. La Rosa is also a poet, and won honorable mention in the Seaton Poetry Awards. (Cintas for literature, 1982-83)

  • H 35.75” x W 19” x D 9”

    Alfredo Lozano (b. 1913, Havana - d. 1997, San Juan, Puerto Rico): A member of the Orígenes group, Lozano studied at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes San Alejandro in Havana, the Escuela Libre de Escultura y Talla Directa in Mexico and the Sculpture Center of New York. His first solo show was at the Havana Lyceum in 1949; since then and until the time of his death in Puerto Rico, Lozano exhibited his drawing and sculpture regularly. In the 1950s, Lozano did a number of public works, including several pieces of sculpture for churches in Havana. His work was included in the Outside Cuba exhibition, and is in the permanent collections of CBS International, the Lowe Art Museum, the Miami-Dade Public Library and the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Havana. (Cintas for art, 1982-83)

  • Jorge Javier Pardo (b. 1951, Havana): He participated in the Outside Cuba exhibition and the Cuba-USA: The First Generation traveling exhibition and is the winner of fellowships and awards from the Mid-America Arts Alliance of the National Endowment for the Arts, the Texas Society of Architects and the Austin Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Pardo has a Master’s degree in architecture from the University of Texas at Austin, a Master of fine arts degree from Florida State University and a Bachelor’s degree from the Universidad de las Américas in Mexico. (Cintas for art, 1982-83)

  • Out on the town, 2007,  Oil on linen, 51” x 31”

    José Manuel Rodeiro (b. Tampa, 1949): A professor of art history at New Jersey City University, Rodeiro is the winner of a Fulbright Fellowship to conduct art historical research and paint in Nicaragua, and of a visual arts fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. Rodeiro also received an Inter-American Development Bank grant to curate, write a catalogue and tour contemporary Nicaraguan art through the Mid-Atlantic region. He exhibits his work widely in the United States. Rodeiro holds a Ph.D. from the College of Fine Arts in Ohio, a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Pratt Institute and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Tampa. (Cintas for painting, 1982-83)

  • Untitled,  1982, acrylic on paper, 36.625” x 28.875”

    Arturo Rodríguez (b. 1956, Ranchuelo): A widely exhibited artist, Rodríguez has received multiple Florida Individual Artist Fellowship awards and a fellowship from the South Florida Cultural Consortium. His works are in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Jerusalem Museum in Tel Aviv, the Norton Gallery of Art in West Palm Beach and the Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale. He has participated in  numerous exhibitions in Europe and the United States, including one-man shows at Peninsula Fine Arts Center in Newport News, Va.; the Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale, the Museum of Arts and Sciences in Daytona Beach, the Gulf Coast Museum of Art in Largo, and the Boca Raton Museum of Art. His work was included in the Cuba-USA: The First Generation traveling exhibition. In 1987, he was commissioned by Florida International University to do a painting, which he titled Exiles, to be given to Pope John Paul II during his visit to Florida. Rodríguez is one of the artists profiled in Maria Lino’s 1988 documentary film Three Artist Profiles. His work has been auctioned at both Christie's New York and Sotheby's New York. The Smithsonian's Archives of American Art has been collecting his primary records since 1998. Artist's website: www.arturorodriguezart.com. (Cintas for art, 1982-83, 1988-89)

  • Eugenio Rodríguez (Cintas for literature, 1982-83)

  • GILBERTO+RUIZ

    There’s a Monster in My Bed, 1985, Oil on canvas, 38" x 60"

    Gilberto Ruiz (b. 1950, Havana): A painter and installation artist, Ruiz studied at San Alejandro and the National Design School in Havana before coming to the United States during the 1980 Mariel boatlift. Since then, his work has been exhibited frequently, in both solo and group shows, including Mira! The Canadian Club Hispanic Art Tour, Expatriates: Paintings by 15 Young Latin American Artists, Outside Cuba and CubaUSA: The First Generation, which toured throughout the United States, and Breaking Barriers: Selections from the Museum of Arts Permanent Contemporary Cuban Collection at the Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale. His work is in the permanent collection of the Miami-Dade Public Library. He is the winner of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship. (Cintas for art, 1982-83)

  • Eduardo Sánchez (b. 1956, Havana): A conservator at the Getty Museum, Sánchez was part of the team that completed the conservation treatment of a mural painting by Philip Guston and Reuben Kadish at the new Visitors Center of the City of Hope hospital in Duarte, Calif. In 1999, he worked in the conservation assessment and survey of the hieroglyphic stairway at the Mayan Ruins in Copan, Honduras; he also worked in the restoration of first-century statues of Marcus Aurelius and the Gaius Caesar owned by the Pergamon Museum in Berlin.  He studied fine arts at the Claremont Graduate University in California (Cintas for art, 1982-83)

  • Roberto Valero (b. 1955, Matanzas – d. 1994, Washington, D.C.): The author of five books of poems, an essay on the work of Cuban author Reinaldo Arenas and the novel This Lenten Wind, Valero came to the United States on the 1980 Mariel boatlift and was one of the founders of the literary magazine Mariel, published in New York City during the 1980s. He studied at the University of Havana and later received a doctorate from Georgetown University. His poetry collections include Desde un oscuro ángulo and No estaré en tu camino. Valero won the Letras de Oro from the University of Miami for The Homeless Humor of Reinaldo Arenas. (Cintas for literature, 1982-83)

  • JORGE+VARONA

    Leo Castelli's Portrait, 1982, graphite/charchoal on paper, 29” x 23”

    Jorge Varona (b. 1955, Havana): A figurative painter, Varona has a Master’s degree from Colorado State University. (Cintas for art, 1982-83, 1985-86) 

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