Hernández Rojo, Julio


Untitled, 1988, acrylic and ink on canvas, 37” x 49”

Julio Hernández Rojo (b. 1937, Havana - d. 1994, Miami) As an active member of the anti-Castro Directorio Revolucionario Estudiantil, Hernández Rojo participated in clandestine incursions to Cuba and eventually served more than 15 years as a political prisoner. It was in prison that Hernández Rojo began to paint. After his return to the United States, he participated in a number of exhibitions in Miami and became known for his colorful, optimistic landscapes. His work is in the permanent collection of the Miami-Dade Public Libraries. (CINTAS for Visual Arts, 1979-80)

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