Sánchez, Emilio

Casita en Miami, oil on canvas, 26” x 38”

Emilio Sánchez (b. 1921, Camagüey- d. 1999, Warwick, N.Y): After moving to New York City in 1944 to study painting and printmaking at the Art Students League, Sánchez embarked in a successful artistic career. Among the group shows in which he participated are Artistas Latinoamericanos, at the Museo Español de Arte Contemporáneo in Madrid, Outside Cuba, El Espíritu Latinoamericano: Arte y Artistas en los Estados Unidos, Latin American Artists in the U.S. before 1950 at the GodwinTernbach Museum in Flushing; and Breaking Barriers: Selections from the Museum of Arts Permanent Contemporary Cuban Collection at the Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale. Although Sánchez is perhaps best known for his paintings of houses and other architectural themes, his body of work also included still lifes, flowers, landscapes, portraits and human figures. Sanchez’s work is in the permanent collections of many institutions, including the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Museo de Arte Moderno of Bogota, the Miami-Dade Public Library and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. (Cintas for art, 1989-90)

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