Myrna Báez

Puerto Rico has a rich and vibrant legacy of modernist art. While many artists have risen to prominence in this movement, the work of Myrna Báez

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Cundo Bermúdez

Cundo Bermúdez was a Cuban painter. In 1926, Bermudez was admitted at the ‘Institute of Havana,’ and in 1930 enrolled at the renowned Escuela Nacional

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Edna Manley

Jamaican sculptor, born Edna Swithenbank in Bournemouth, the daughter of an English clergyman and a Jamaican mother. Edna Manley’s sculpture to some

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Hector Hyppolite

Haitian painter. He is the most famous of his country’s remarkable crop of naive painters, but he did not achieve recognition until the final years of his life.

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Hervé Télémaque

Haitian painter. Born in Port-au-Prince, he left for New York in 1957. Early paintings were influenced by Abstract Expressionism. However, for Télémaque,

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Wilson Bigaud

Haitian naive painter, born into a poor family in Port-au-Prince. He was encouraged by Hector Hyppolite, who was a neighbour, and in 1946 he began

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Ana Mendieta

Ana Mendieta was born in Havana but was sent away with her sister as a political refugee in 1961 after her father fell out with the Castro regime. She gradua-

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Zilia Sánchez

Zilia Sánchez is a Puerto Rico-based Cuban artist. She started her career as a set designer and an abstract painter for radical theatre groups in cuba

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Wifredo Lam

After a brief period at the Academia Nacional de Bellas Artes San Alejandro in Havana from 1918 to 1923, Lam went to Spain and remained there from

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Ian Hamilton Finlay

Scottish artist and poet, born in Nassau, Bahamas, of Scottish parents. His father had gained and lost a fortune by smuggling. He studied briefly at Glasgow

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