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Famous Artists from Cuba

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List of the most popular artists from Cuba, listed alphabetically with photos when available. For centuries artists have been among the world's most important people, helping chronicle history and keep us entertained with one of the earliest forms of entertainment. Whether they're known for painting, sculpting, etching or drawing, the famous Cuban artists on this list have kept that tradition alive by creating renowned pieces of art that have been praised around the world. You can find useful information below about these notable Cuban artists, such as when they were born and where their place of birth was.

This list features artists like Belkis Ayón and Miguel Cerejido.

This list answers the questions, "Which famous artists are from Cuba?" and "Who are the most well-known Cuban artists?"

For further information on these historic Cuban artists, click on their names. If you're a fine art lover use this list of celebrated Cuban artists to discover some new paintings that you will enjoy.



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    Ana Mendieta was a Cuban American performance artist, sculptor, painter and video artist who is best known for her "earth-body" art work. Originally born in Havana, Mendieta arrived in the United States as a refugee in 1961, shortly prior to the beginning of the Cuban Revolution.more

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    • Birthplace: Havana, Cuba
    • Nationality: United States of America, Cuba
    • Art Forms: Sculpture, Video art
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    Leonardo Padura Fuentes
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    Leonardo Padura Fuentes is a Cuban / Spanish novelist and journalist. As of 2007, he is one of Cuba's best known writers internationally. In English and some other languages, he is often referred to by the shorter form of his name, Leonardo Padura. He has written movie scripts, two books of short ...more

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    • Birthplace: Havana, Cuba
    • Nationality: Cuba
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    Miguel Cerejido

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    Miguel Cerejido
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    Miguel Cerejido is a Canadian artist. Graduated of Drawing and Painting from the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes "San Alejandro" in 1980. He finished a Master Degree in Fine Arts at the Instituto Superior de Arte in 1985; he worked as a professor at the Instituto Superior de Diseño Industrial, among ...more

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    • Birthplace: Havana, Cuba
    • Associated periods or movements: Modernism
    • Nationality: Canada, Cuba
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Wifredo Lam

    Wifredo Óscar de la Concepción Lam y Castilla, better known as Wifredo Lam, was a Cuban artist who sought to portray and revive the enduring Afro-Cuban spirit and culture. Inspired by and in contact with some of the most renowned artists of the 20th century, Lam melded his influences and created a ...more

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    • Birthplace: Sagua La Grande, Cuba
    • Nationality: Cuba
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Enrique Martinez Celaya
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    Enrique Martínez Celaya is an artist whose work consists of paintings, sculpture, photography, poetry, and prose presented in contexts he calls Environments. His artistic project pushes the boundaries and limits of art, literature, philosophy, and religion. Martínez Celaya uses the human figure in the ...more

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    • Birthplace: Palos de la Frontera, Spain
    • Nationality: United States of America, Cuba
    • Art Forms: Sculpture, Photography, Painting
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    Pedro Álvarez Castelló

    Pedro Alvarez studied art at Havana University’s San Alejandro Academy of Fine Arts, one of the most prominent fine art schools in Cuba, and at the Enrique Jose Varona Higher Institute of Pedagogical Sciences. Alvarez’ painting style, like those of many other Cuban artists of that era, was highly ...more

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    • Birthplace: Havana, Cuba
    • Nationality: Cuba
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Eduardo del Valle

    Eduardo Del Valle is a 1997 Guggenheim Fellow in Creative Arts.more

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    • Birthplace: Havana, Cuba
    • Nationality: United States of America, Cuba
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    Mario Carreño Morales

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    Mario Carreño Morales
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    Mario Carreño y Morales was a Cuban painter. He studied painting at the Academia de San Alejandro, Havana, Cuba from 1925 until 1926. In 1934, he studied at the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, Madrid, Spain. In 1937 he was a student at the Ecole des Arts Appliqués, Paris, France and that ...more

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    • Birthplace: Havana, Cuba
    • Nationality: Cuba
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Pedro Juan Gutiérrez, born 27 January 1950 in Matanzas, Cuba, is a Cuban novelist.more

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    • Birthplace: Matanzas, Cuba
    • Nationality: Cuba
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    Carlos Luna

    Carlos Luna is a contemporary Cuban-American painter, sculptor, printmaker, and ceramicist.more

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    • Birthplace: Pinar del Río, Cuba
    • Nationality: Cuba
    • Art Forms: Sculpture, Ceramic art, Painting
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    José Gómez-Sicre

    José Gómez-Sicre was a noted Cuban lawyer, art critic and author.more

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    • Birthplace: Matanzas, Cuba
    • Nationality: Cuba
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    Belkis Ayón

    Belkis Ayón Manso was a Cuban artist and lithographer. Her work was based on Afro-Cuban religion, combining the myth of Sikan and the traditions of the Abakuá, a men's secret society, though her work was often thought to reflect her personal issues as well. Her work began exhibition in 1988, and ...more

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    • Birthplace: Havana, Cuba
    • Nationality: Cuba
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Alicia Alonso is a Cuban prima ballerina assoluta and choreographer. Her company became the Ballet Nacional de Cuba in 1955. She is most famous for her portrayals of Giselle and the ballet version of Carmen. From the age of nineteen, Alonso was afflicted with an eye condition and became partially blind.more

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    • Birthplace: Havana, Cuba
    • Nationality: Cuba
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    Josep Rovira i Soler was a Catalan painter remarkable above all for his ability with portraits.more

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    • Birthplace: Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
    • Nationality: Cuba
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Eduardo Muñoz Bachs

    Eduardo Munoz Bachs was a Cuban poster artist. He was born on April 12, 1937 in Valencia, Spain, but moved to Cuba with his parents in 1941. In 1960, with no formal training in graphic design, he made the first poster for the Instituto Cubano de Arte e Industria Cinematográficos that was founded shortly ...more

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    • Birthplace: Valencia, Spain
    • Nationality: Cuba
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    Rubén Torres Llorca

    Rubén Torres Llorca is a Cuban artist specializing in painting, drawing, sculpture, collages, and photography. He studied from 1972 to 1976 at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes “San Alejandro” in Havana and from 1976 to 1981, studied at the Instituto Superior de Arte, also in Havana. Torres from 1990 ...more

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    • Birthplace: Cuba
    • Nationality: United States of America, Cuba
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Wendy Guerra
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    Wendy Guerra is a Cuban poet and novelist. Guerra contributes to different magazines, such as Encuentro, La gaceta de Cuba, and Nexos, as well as visual arts magazines.more

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    • Birthplace: Cuba
    • Nationality: Cuba
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    Humberto Castro

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    Humberto Castro
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    Humberto Castro is an important Cuban painter. He studied at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes "San Alejandro" and at the Instituto Superior de Arte in Havana, Cuba. In 1980 he became part of the Taller Experimental de Gráfica, Havana, and from 1982 until 1985 he was also member of the Equipo de ...more

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    • Birthplace: Havana, Cuba
    • Nationality: Cuba
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Adriano Buergo

    Adriano Buergo, is a Cuban artist specializing in painting, drawing and installations. Buergo was member of the artistic group Grupo Vindicación from and then formed part of the artistic group Grupo Puré from with Ana Albertina Delgado, Ermy Taño, Lázaro Saavedra, and Ciro Quintana, in Havana, ...more

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    • Birthplace: Cuba
    • Nationality: Cuba
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Joel Humberto Rojas Pérez

    Joel Humberto Rojas Pérez, Havana, Cuba.more

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    • Birthplace: Santa Clara, Cuba
    • Nationality: Cuba
    • Art Forms: Painting
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