1987-88

  • Muchacha Con Fruta”, 1987, Oil on canvas,  32.5” x 26.5” 

    Mario Carreño (b. Havana, 1913-d. Santiago de Chile, 2000): A painter and illustrator, Carreño belonged to the legendary group of Havana artists and intellectuals known as Grupo Orígenes. He trained in Havana, Madrid and Paris, taught at the New School for Social Research in New York between 1944 and 1948 and became a founding member of the Asociación de Pintores y Escultores de Cuba in 1949. The next year, he became the editor of Noticias de Arte in Havana, a position he held until 1957, when he moved permanently to Santiago de Chile and became a professor of painting at the Art School of the Catholic University. Throughout his long career, he exhibited widely in Latin America and Europe and was the subject of retrospectives in Chile’s Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (1991), Havana’s Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (1993) and Sotheby’s in Coral Gables (1995). His work was included in the Outside Cuba exhibition. Among the recognitions he earned were the 1938 National Award in Painting in Havana, a Guggenheim International Award, and a National Art Award and a Pablo Neruda bronze medal in Chile. His work is in the collections of Museo de Bellas Artes in Santiago de Chile, the Museo de Bellas Artes in Caracas, the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Havana, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Museum of Modern Art of Latin America in Washington, D.C. and the Miami-Dade Public Library. One of his large glass mosaic murals, Homenaje a Fray Angélico, is at the San Ignacio School in Santiago de Chile. (Cintas for art, 1987-88)

  • Carlota Caulfield (b. 1953): A poet and critic, Caulfield received her Ph.D. in Spanish and Portuguese from Tulane University and is professor of Hispanic studies at Mills College. Her poetry books include 34th Street and Other Poems, Autorretrato en ojo ajeno and A Mapmaker’s Diary: Selected Poems. She is also the author of Literary and Cultural Journeys: Selected Letters to Arturo Torres-Rioseco, Web of Memories: Interviews with Five Cuban Poets, and Voces viajeras. Caulfield’s work has appeared in literary magazines in the United States, Europe and Latin America, and she has won numerous citations and fellowships, including the first Dulce María Loynaz Hispanic-American poetry prize for her manuscript Movimentos metálicos para juguetes abandonados. She was a visiting fellow at the University of London’s Institute of Romance Studies in 2002. (Cintas for literature, 1987-88)

  • Alicia Deyá (b. Havana): A stone carver who works in large-scale marble sculptures, Deyá has earned numerous awards, including the Cortona Government Grant in Italy and the Edith Fergus Gilmore Grant from Ohio State University. Deyá was executive director of the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens. She is also an educator, having taught most recently at Palm Beach Community College, the Robert & Mary Montgomery Armory Art Center and the University of Georgia at Cortona, Italy. Deyá has a Bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University and a Master’s from Ohio State University. (Cintas for art, 1987-88)

  • Armando Fernández (b. 1949, Havana-d. 1994, Miami): A poet and teacher, Fernández published nine collections of poems between 1986 and 1993, including Herir el tiempo, El ruiseñor y la espada and Museo natural. The collections Ciudad, Isla invisible and El riesgo calculado were published posthumously, in 1994. Fernández won several awards for his poetry, among them the Luis de Góngora, the Juan Ramón Jiménez and the Antonio González de Lama prizes. He received a special recognition from the city of Badajoz, Spain, in 1990. Fernández was a graduate of Florida International University and taught at the Interamerican Campus of Miami Dade College. (Cintas for literature, 1987-88)

  • Untitled,1987, Oil on canvas, stretched, 83.5” x 61”

    Juan Carlos García-Lavín (b. 1956, Havana): An installation artist who produces work of great mechanical complexity, García-Lavín has grounded his work on the human anatomy. “I examine bones and cartilages for their structural qualities,” the artist has said. His work was exhibited at the Cuban Museum of Art and Culture, the Ambrosino Gallery and the Bakehouse Arts Complex in Miami, and the Now Gallery in New York. He participated in the Post Miami Generation exhibition at the InterAmerican Art Gallery. One of his public art pieces is at the Ryder Trauma Center in Miami. His work is in the permanent collection of the Miami-Dade Public Library.  García-Lavín studied art at the Istituto D'Arte Pmorta Romana in Italy and at Miami-Dade Community College (Cintas for art, 1987-88)

  • José Gelabert-Navia (b. 1954, Havana): An architect and educator, Gelabert-Navia’s recent work include the Village of Merrick Park Office and Residential Sectors in Coral Gables, the Delray Beach Public Library, the Caribbean Technology Center in San Juan, the University of Miami School of Communication, the St. Agatha Catholic Church in Miami and, with Charles Gwathmey, the Center for Contemporary Art in North Miami. He studied architecture at Cornell University, where he also received a master of fine arts degree; at the Universidad Central de Venezuela, and at Isola Degli Studi, in Italy. Gelabert-Navia is co-author of Ocean Drive: Miami Beach. U.S.A, and is a frequent contributor to design and architecture journals. He is a trustee of the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation and a professor at the University of Miami School of Architecture. He is also regional director, Latin America, for the architecture firm Perkins + Will. (Cintas for architecture, 1987-88)

  • JOSE GELABERT NAVIA

    Untitled Computer Art, 1985, lithograph on paper/computer Art, 16” x 36.5”

    Jose Gelabert-Navia (b. 1954, Havana): An architect and educator, Gelabert-Navia’s recent work include the Village of Merrick Park Office and Residential Sectors in Coral Gables, the Delray Beach Public Library, the Caribbean Technology Center in San Juan, the University of Miami School of Communication, the St. Agatha Catholic Church in Miami and, with Charles Gwathmey, the Center for Contemporary Art in North Miami. He studied architecture at Cornell University, where he also received a master of fine arts degree; at the Universidad Central de Venezuela, and at Isola Degli Studi, in Italy. Gelabert-Navia is co-author of Ocean Drive: Miami Beach. U.S.A, and is a frequent contributor to design and architecture journals. He is a trustee of the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation and a professor at the University of Miami School of Architecture.  He is also regional director, Latin America, for the architecture firm Perkins + Will. (Cintas for architecture, 1987-88)

  • Felipe Lázaro Álvarez (b. 1948, Güines): A poet and critic, Lázaro Álvarez founded Testimonio magazine in 1968 and was a founding member of Encuentro de la Cultura Cubana. He has directed Editorial Betania since 1987 and was editor-in-chief of the newspaper La Prensa del Caribe, edited by the Caribbean Studies Center in Madrid. Among his books are the poetry collections Despedida del asombro, Las aguas and Conversación con Gastón Baquero and Gastón Baquero: La invención de lo cotidiano. Lázaro Álvarez studied at the Universidad Complutense. (Cintas for literature, 1987-88)

  • Pablo Le Riverend (b. 1907, Montevideo, Uruguay – d. 1991, Newark): A writer and critic, Le Riverend was the author of several books of poetry, including De un doble, Por más señas, Hijo de Cuba soy, Ir tolerando el látigo del tiempo and Espuma para los días. He also compiled and wrote Diccionario biográfico de poetas cubanos en el exilio. His work is in the anthologies Poesía en éxodo, Bibliografía crítica de la poesía cubana and Narradores cubanos de hoy. Le Riverend taught Spanish at Heidelberg College in Ohio between 1965 and 1972. He studied at the University of Havana. (Cintas for art, 1987-88)

  • Water from the Hill,1987, Oil on canvas, 60” X 60”

    Aramis O’Reilly (b. 1958, Havana): O’Reilly teaches painting and drawing at the New World School of the Arts in Miami. His work has been exhibited in museums, galleries and public spaces. He was represented in the Outside Cuba exhibition, among others. The critic Juan Espinosa has described his art as providing “the traditional visual elements of drawing and painting with scenic, kinetic and musical components.” His work is in the permanent collection of the Miami-Dade Public Library. Reared in New Jersey, O’Reilly attended the University of Connecticut and received a Master of Fine Arts degree from Florida International University. (Cintas for Art, 1987-88)

  • Four Matador, 1987, oil, canvas, burlap, twine, wood, 43.5” x 32”

    Manuel Revuelta (b. 1953, Havana): After studying at the Escuela Nacional de Diseño in Havana, Revuelta worked as a designer and draftsman until he left Cuba during the 1980 Mariel boatlift. His sculptural pieces have been displayed in galleries in Miami and Madrid. Revuelta is also a furniture designer. His work is in the permanent collection of the Miami-Dade Public Library. (Cintas for art, 1987-88)

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