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Juan T. Vasquez

Lived and worked in Havana, died in Miami. This artist is listed among the Cuban Painters masters. An exceptional prolific abstract painter with a refine style of paint, creativity and cultivated technique. Painter, founder and director of art schools and galleries, teacher of drawing and painting, he was an artist who travelled the world for solo exhibitions, or as a curator for Cuban painter’s art shows. His paintings are held in international and private collections in South and Central America and Caribbean islands, North America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Middle East. Vázquez Martín used to say his artwork was influenced by Paul Cézanne, Joan Miró, Paul Klee, Jackson Pollock, Antoni Tàpies y Manolo Millares, and the Cuban painters Juan Tapia Ruano y Hugo Consuegra.

He was member of the Writer and Artists Union of Cuba (UNEAC) and the International Association of Art (AIAP). Vázquez Martín was several times selected by the artists members, as President and Vice-President of the Painting Association at the Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC), in recognition to ‘his courage defending the contemporary painting in Cuba’, an office he held each time from 1989 to 1998.

This painter art of painting is studied and continue being listed among the worldwide abstract painter’s masters. His work is held in a number of prestigious collections of national and international institutions including UNESCO International Association of Art (AIAP) in Paris, the Spanish Office of the European Economic Community in New York and the National Museum of Fine Arts in Havana, Cuba; also, artworks of Vázquez Martín are listed in the National Catalogue Foundation of Great Britain because of this artist art presence in that country.
As a teacher this Cuban painter had a good pedagogy technique. He used to teach with an infinite source of creative classes to introduce and stimulate the student’s interest to the art of painting, its history and appreciation. Vázquez Martín believed that artists should know well the world where they live and how art has contributed to its development as well as its present influence and importance for the future.

Artworks by Juan T. Vasquez


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