Calzada, Humberto

Atlantida Habanera, 2007, Acrylic on canvas, 48” x 48” 

Humberto Calzada (b. 1944, Havana) The paintings and prints of Miami-based artist Humberto Calzada are rich with architectural imagery and highly evocative of Cuba. They have been exhibited in solo and group shows in the United States and Latin America, including a 1991 retrospective at the Bass Museum of Art in Miami Beach. Calzada is the winner of the 1978 acquisition prize from the Museum of Modern Art of Latin America in Washington, D.C., and the recipient of a painting fellowship from the Florida Fine Arts Council. He was selected for the third ¡Mira! Canadian Club Hispanic Art Tour, the Outside Cuba exhibition, the Miami Generation traveling exhibition and the Cuba-USA: The First Generation traveling exhibition. His work is in numerous private and public collections, including Miami-Dades Art in Public Places collection, the permanent collection of the Miami-Dade Public Library, the Bass Museum of Art in Miami Beach, the Denver Art Museum, the Museo de Arte de Ponce in Puerto Rico, the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Chile and the Museum of Modern Art of Latin America in Washington, D.C. Calzada studied industrial engineering and has a Master in Business Administration from the University of Miami. He taught engineering at Miami-Dade Community College in the early 1970s, but has since dedicated himself fully to his painting. (CINTAS for Visual Arts, 1979-80, 1981-82)

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