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Born in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba (1928)

Enrique Gay García is considered one of the leaders of the Cuban avant-garde. He was born in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, in 1928, and died in Miami, in 2015. He studied at San Alejandro Academy of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba; the Polytechnic Institute, Mexico DF, Mexico; the Art Institute, Venice, Italy; and the University of Perugia, Italy. His paintings and sculptures were featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions in the United States, Europe and South America, including the VI and VII Sao Paulo Biennials, Brazil; HispanicAmerican Artists of the United States, Museum of Modern Art of Latin America, Washington D.C., and Recent Developments in Latin American Drawing, Art Institute of Chicago, IL. He was the subject of Ana Azcuy’s 1978 documentary Gay García Casting Bronze. He received several awards including the Cintas Foundation Grant, New York (1983-1984).