Carlos Enriquez is perhaps one of the most controversial figures of the Cuban Art history, especially from the Avant-garde, which is the period between the 1920s and 1940s. Known as L’enfant terrible, Enriquez defied all the social canons of his lifetime. He was always “testing” people’s limit by presenting provocative nudes or images that dealt with social problems.
Enriquez was born in1900, in Zulueta, Las Villas; and died in 1957, in Havana, Cuba. His house, named El Huron Azul (The Blue Ferret) was the center of meetings and parties for Cuban intellectuals. He attended the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, in Philadelphia; and earlier Los Escolapios School, in Havana, Cuba.
His work can be found in numerous private collections and in institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art, in New York; the Museum of Modern Arts and Sciences, in Daytona Beach, Florida; the National Museum of Fine Arts, in Havana, Cuba; and the
Museo Bacardí, in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba.