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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.

Ana Mendieta is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Artists from Cuba
Untitled, from the series Silueta Works in Iowa, Imagen de Yagul 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 ...more

Leonardo Padura Fuentes is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Artists from Cuba
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 ...more

Miguel Cerejido is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Artists from Cuba
Miguel Cerejido 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 ...more

Wifredo Lam is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Artists from Cuba
Wifredo Lam The Oracle and the Green Bird 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 ...more

Enrique Martinez Celaya is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Artists from Cuba
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 ...more

Pedro Álvarez Castelló is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Artists from Cuba
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 ...more

Eduardo del Valle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Artists from Cuba
Eduardo del Valle Eduardo Del Valle is a 1997 Guggenheim Fellow in Creative Arts.

Mario Carreño Morales is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Artists from Cuba
Mario Carreño Morales 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 ...more

Pedro Juan Gutiérrez is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Artists from Cuba
Pedro Juan Gutiérrez, born 27 January 1950 in Matanzas, Cuba, is a Cuban novelist.

Carlos Luna is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Artists from Cuba
Carlos Luna Catalina la Modista, El Gran Mambo, Empigated Carlos Luna is a contemporary Cuban-American painter, sculptor, printmaker, and ceramicist.

José Gómez-Sicre is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Artists from Cuba
José Gómez-Sicre José Gómez-Sicre was a noted Cuban lawyer, art critic and author.

Belkis Ayón is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Artists from Cuba
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 ...more

Alicia Alonso is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Artists from Cuba
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 ...more

Josep Rovira Soler is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Artists from Cuba
Josep Rovira i Soler was a Catalan painter remarkable above all for his ability with portraits.

Eduardo Muñoz Bachs is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Artists from Cuba
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, ...more

Rubén Torres Llorca is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Artists from Cuba
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 ...more

Wendy Guerra is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Artists from Cuba
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.

Humberto Castro is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Artists from Cuba
Humberto Castro 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 ...more

Adriano Buergo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Artists from Cuba
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 ...more

Joel Humberto Rojas Pérez is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Artists from Cuba
Joel Humberto Rojas Pérez Joel Humberto Rojas Pérez, Havana, Cuba.

Carlos Diaz is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Artists from Cuba
Carlos Diaz Carlos Diaz is a Cuban theatre director. Diaz studied dramaturgy and theatre at Havana's Superior Institute of Art. He started his career as a theatre and art critic and only later took on the ...more

Waldo Diaz-Balart is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Artists from Cuba
Waldo Diaz-Balart Waldo Díaz-Balart is a Cuban painter living in Madrid, Spain. Díaz-Balart studied accounting and political science and economics in Havana before moving to New York to pursue art ...more

Carlos Rafael Uribazo Garrido is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Artists from Cuba
Carlos Rafael Uribazo Garrido Carlos Rafael Uribazo Garrido is a Cuban artist specializing with painting, engraving, drawing, graphic design, photography, and ceramics. Since 1989, Uribazo resides in Madrid, Spain.

Mearson Daniel Zafra Pérez is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Artists from Cuba
Mearson Daniel Zafra Pérez Mearson Daniel Zafra Pérez is a Cuban painter, better known as Zafra Zafra is known for his unique abstract paintings inspired by indigenous Taino petroglyphs found in the caves of ...more

Julio Breff is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Artists from Cuba
Julio Breff Julio Breff is a self-taught Cuban painter. He specializes in primitive paintings.

Tito Gómez is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Artists from Cuba
Tito Gómez Tito Gómez is a Cuban painter. He studied at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes "San Alejandro" and then the "Instituto de Diseno", both in Havana. At the latter he ...more

Tony Cortes is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Artists from Cuba
Tony Cortes Antonio de Jesus Cortez Espina is an actor in theater, film and television producer and host of controversial television shows. He resides in Miami, Florida.

Juan Ballester Carmenates is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Artists from Cuba
Juan Ballester Carmenates Juan Pablo Ballester Carmenates is a Cuban painter. Ballester graduated in 1881 from the Instituto Superior de Arte .

Mirta Gómez is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Artists from Cuba
Mirta Gómez