• Akers, Adela

    Wall Hanging: Peace,  36.5” x 27.5”, Wool, Woven textile possibly intended as a wall hanging

    Adela Akers (b. 1933, Santiago de Compostela, Spain): After studying pharmacy at the University of Havana and working for a time as a biochemist, Akers became interested in tapestries in the late 1950s and studied weaving at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and at the Cranbrook Academy of Art. She later became weaver-in-residence at Penland School of Crafts and taught at Temple University's Tyler School of Art for more than twenty years. Her work is in the permanent collection of major institutions including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Smithsonian Institution, the American Craft Museum and the Everson Collection of American Art. (CINTAS for Visual Arts, 1967-68, 1968-69) 

  • Carrión, Guillermo

    Guillermo Carrión (Cintas for literature, 1968-69, 1969-70)

  • Díaz-Balart, Waldo

    Construction,1969, Wood-plexi, H: 35.5 x W: 22.5 x D: 8

    Waldo Díaz-Balart (b. 1931, Holguin) A longtime resident of Madrid, Díaz-Balart studied accounting and political science and economics in Havana before moving to New York to pursue art studies in 1962. Díaz-Balarts work – explorations of color and light in geometric paintings and light sculpture – has been widely exhibited. He has had one-man shows in the Netherlands, in Spain and in the United States at the Art Gallery of Florida International University. He is the recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation fellowship and his work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid, the Mondriaanhuis in Amersfoort, The Netherlands, and the Museum of Modern Art in Huenfeld, Germany, among others. In 1992 he published the book Waldo Díaz-Balart, Ensayos de Arte. (CINTAS for Visual Arts, 1968-69, 1969-70)

  • Gómez, José Antonio

    José Antonio Gómez (b. 1945, Jaruco) The sculptor José Antonio Gómez has had solo exhibitions at the Thorne Building in Millbrook and at the Hudson Hall Gallery of Dutchess Community College, both in New York, and has participated in numerous group shows in that state. Gómez is the recipient of grants from the Storm King Sculpture Center, Dutchess County and the National Community Arts Program. He won five merit awards and threebest in sculpture” awards from the Barrett Art Center in Poughkeepsie. In addition to his art career, Gómez has been involved in computer systems development and in teaching mathematics. His work is in the permanent collections of the Barrett Art Center, the Dutchess County Community College and the St. Peter's College Art Department in Union City, New Jersey, among others. (CINTAS for Visual Arts, 1968-69, 1969-70)

  • Herrera, Carmen

    Blanco Y Verde, c. 1966, acrylic on canvas, 40.5” x 67.75”

    Carmen Herrera (b. 1915, Havana) One Cubas first abstract painters, Herrera has exhibited widely in solo and group shows, including El espíritu latinoamericano: Arte y artistas en los Estados Unidos, 1920-1970, which traveled widely in the United States in 1988 and 1989, and Crossing Borders: Contemporary Art by Latin American Women at the College of New Rochelle, N.Y., in 1996. In 2016, the Whitney Museum organized Carmen Herrera: Lines of Sight. Herrera’s artwork can be found in many museums and collections, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Tate Modern, London, the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C. El Museo del Barrio in New York, and Havana's Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes. She studied painting and art history at Marymount College in Paris, architecture at the University of Havana and attended the Art Students League in New York. Herrera is the subject of a 26-minute documentary, Artists in Exile: Carmen Herrera, made in 1994, and of Carmen Herrera: 5 Degrees of Freedom, by Konstantia Kotaxis, produced for a major retrospective of the artist's work at the Miami Art Central in 2005. She is also one of thirty-three artists featured in the book Latin American Women Artists of the United States. Her work was included in the Outside Cuba exhibition. Herrera lived in Paris from 1948 until 1953 and has lived in New York City since 1954. She is the winner of a Creative Artists Public Service Award (CAPS) in New York. (CINTAS for Visual Arts, 1966-67, 1968-69; CINTAS Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award in the Visual Arts, 2010)

  • Rodriguez, Jose R.

    Les Peupliers,1967, Oil on board Masonite, 12” x  16”

    Jose R. Rodriguez (b. 1926, Matanzas): (Cintas for art, 1967-68, 1968-69)

  • Sánchez, Zilia

    Tierra (The Earth),1938, Mixed media , 48-1/2 x 48-1/4 inches

    Zilia Sánchez (b. 1926, Havana) A member of the group Los Once, Sánchez has distinguished herself in the areas of painting, sculpture, drawing and theater design. She studied at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes San Alejandro in Havana, at the Instituto Central de Conservación y Restauración in Madrid and at the Pratt Institute in New York. She has exhibited widely in the United States and Latin America. Among the awards she has received are first prizes from the IV Bienal de Arte de Medellín and the  IV Salón Nacional de la UNESCO in San Juan, and a prize for excellence from the Metro Art Gallery in New York. She participated in the Outside Cuba exhibition, and her work is in the collections of the Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña in San Juan and the Museo de Arte de Ponce, among others. In 2013,the gallery Artists Space held her first survey exhibition in New York, which the New York Times called “one of the year’s high points, a revelation and a refreshment.” (Cintas for art, 1966-67, 1968-69)

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