Acrylic on paper
10 3/4" x 7 3/4" inches
René Portocarrero ( Havana, Cuba b.1912 - d.1985 ) was a Cuban artist, widely recognized as a leading figure of twentieth century Cuban art. His pictorial themes are often related to the Afro - Cuban tradition, and his style is often characterized by vibrant colors.
In 1934 Portocarrero presented his first personal exhibition at the Lyceum of Havana.
In 1937 he collaborated with Mariano Rodriguez, in the Estudio Libre para Pintores y Escultores (Free Study for Painters and Sculptors) that was run by famed artist Eduardo Abela.
In his lifetime he won 'best collection' at the seventh São Paulo Art Biennial (1963), was honored by the governments of Bulgaria and Poland, and given a seat on UNESCO's International Association of Fine Art.
His works are among the permanent collections of the Museums of Modern Arts of: Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, New York, San Francisco; National Gallery in Canada; Bellas Artes, Caracas; Milwaukee Art Center; Union Panamericana, Washington; Modern Arts of Paris; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Art Museum, Indianapolis; Bellas Artes, Montevideo; Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires; Instituto de Arte Contemporaneo, Lima, Peru; Museo Nacional, Havana. #reneportocarrero #cubanart #painting #estudiolibre #arthistory #cubanartist #canvassedgallery #art #havana