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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
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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

Birthplace: Havana, Cuba

Nationality: United States of America, Cuba

Art Forms: Sculpture, Video art

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

Birthplace: Havana, Cuba

Nationality: Cuba

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Miguel Cerejido is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Artists from Cuba
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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 the Instituto Superior de Arte in 1985; he worked as a professor at the Instituto Superior de Diseño Industrial, ...more

Birthplace: Havana, Cuba

Associated periods or movements: Modernism

Nationality: Canada, Cuba

Art Forms: Painting

Wifredo Lam is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Artists from Cuba
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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

Birthplace: Sagua La Grande, Cuba

Nationality: Cuba

Art Forms: Painting