Born Havana, Cuba
Died Madrid, Spain
Roberto Diago Querol was born in Havana in 1920. In 1937 he attended the EstudioLibre de Escultura y Pintura; and between 1936 and1941 the Academia de San Alejandro; both in Havana, Cuba. His work is part of the collections of institutions such as The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana, Cuba; Museum of Modern Art of Latin America, Washington DC; and Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Argentina, among others.
Diago’s was a very short career since he died in 1955. Despite his untimely death, he left behind an important body of work which showed his maturity as an artist. Some of his best works show his interest in exploring deeply the African component of his identity by studying and representing deities from the Afro Cuban pantheon.