Carlos Enriquez



1900- 1957
Born in Zulueta, Las Villas, Cuba
Died in Havana, Cuba

Carlos Enriquez was born in Zulueta, Las Villas, Cuba. He was educated at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Enriquez was famous for his bohemian lifestyle in his house in Havana, which he christened as Huron Azul (Blue Ferret). He died relatively young but left behind a solid body of work. His pieces are currently in important collections worldwide and museums such as the National Museum of Fine Arts; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; and the Museum of Modern Arts and Sciences, Daytona Beach, Florida

Enriquez was known as the enfant terrible of the Cuban Art from his period, due to the provocative nature of his pieces. Thematically, he was famous for his political depictions of peasants; and also for the erotic works. This last group is prominent for the female nudes in explicit positions. Formally, his greatest achievement was the use of transparencies, which became his trademark. He was also a writer and published a novel among others.

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