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Expressive Faces / Rostros Expresivos / Félix Beltrán / Mexico

US$650

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Félix Beltrán was born in Havana, Cuba, in 1938; He is currently a Mexican citizen by birth. In 1956, he traveled to the United States of America, where he graduated from both the School of Visual Arts and the American Art School, both located in New York. Likewise, he studied at the Art Students League in New York and at the Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid. He was a fellow of the New School for Social Research, New York, the Graphic Art Center-Pratt Institute, New York, and the Council for International Exchanges of Scholars, Washington, D.C. He is the author of 4 books and his articles and interviews have been published nationally and internationally. About his work, 3 books have been published. He has received 137 awards in various events, among which is the National Order for his contribution to culture, conferred by the Council of State of Cuba. He has received three Honoris Causa Doctorates: from the International University Foundation, Delaware and from the Autonomous University of San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí; likewise, he is Honoray Doctor in Letters from the International Biographical Center, Cambridge. He has participated as a jury in 121 national and international events. He is included in yearbooks, dictionaries and encyclopedias such as, among others: Incursions into Cuban Engraving, Havana; Cuban Art of the 20th Century, Los Angeles; Annuaire de L’Art International, Paris; Dictionary of Plastic Arts, Havana; Personaggi Contemporanei, Milan; Who's Who in Graphic Arts, Zürich; International Profiles, Cambridge; Allgemeines Kunstler-Lexicon, Berlin; Personalities of the World, Raleigh; Who's Who in Art, London; Who’s Who in American Art, New York; Dizionario del Grafico, Milan; Who’s Who in the World, New York and the Encyclopedie de L’Affiche, Paris. Since 1963, he was a professor at the Escuela de Instructores de Arte, Havana, Escuela Nacional de Arte, Havana, as well as one of the founders and professor at the Instituto Superior de Arte, Havana. He is currently a full professor at the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Mexico City, where he is a Distinguished Professor. He is the founder and curator of the Artis Gallery, of the Metropolitan Autonomous University, Mexico City. Among his most outstanding students are Jorge Carol, Nelson Domínguez, Roberto Fabelo, Erique Martínez, Manuel Monroy, Pedro Pablo Oliva, Tomás Sánchez, among others. In 1967 he participated in the collective mural that was part of the activities of the Salon de Mai à Paris exhibition held in Havana together with artists such as Valerio Adami, Karel Appel, Cesar Baldaccini, Corneille Beverloo, Asger Jorn, Wifredo Lam, among others. In 1970 he painted 16 murals of different dimensions for the Pavilion of Cuba at the Universal Exposition, Osaka and in 1972 he created a stained glass window of about 70 meters high as part of a monument for a tribute to martyrs that is located on the outskirts of Havana. In l972, as later, he participated in all the Encounters of Plastic Arts of Latin America, in Havana. In 1977 he was elected President of the Plastic Arts Division of the Union of Artists of Cuba, Havana, and a year later he was also elected President of the Cuban National Committee of the Association Internationale des Arts Plastiques UNESCO, Paris. In 1982, as a member of the Forum of Contemporary Art, Mexico City, he participated in the Encounter of Visual Arts and Identity in Latin America with a presentation that was commented by Raquel Tibol and in the exhibition together with Carlos Aguirre, Arnold Belkin, Manuel Felgueres, Graciela Iturbide, Julio Le Parc, Federico Silva, among others.

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    Height: 18.51 in. (47 cm)Width: 15.95 in. (40.5 cm)Depth: 0.4 in. (1 cm)
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    2020
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    COYOACAN, MX
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    1stDibs: LU3966122541962

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