Agustin Fernandez

Biography

Agustín Fernández (16 April 1928 - 2 June 2006) was a Cuban painter, sculptor, and multimedia artist. Although he was born in Cuba, he spent the majority of his career outside of Cuba, and produced art in Havana, Paris, San Juan, and New York.

Career

Fernández is considered to be a member of the surrealist school. At the age of 11, Fernández began taking art lessons with Justicia de Leon, and, at the age of 20, Fernández enrolled in the Academia Nacional de Bellas Artes San Alejandro in Havana. In the years that followed, Fernández worked in Cuba until he moved to Spain in 1953. In Spain, he audited courses at Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando and enjoyed his first solo exhibition at Galería Buchholz in Madrid. In 1960, Fernandez moved to Paris, where he would live until he moved to San Juan, in 1968. In 1972, Fernández finally settled in New York, where he would work for the remainder of his life.

Agustin Fernandez - Color Paris

Agustin Fernandez - Color Paris

Color Paris - 1960

Oil on Canvas

27.5 x 27.5 inches (70cm x 70cm)

Signed and Dated

COA Agustin Fernandez Foundation

Agustin Fernandez - Untitled

Agustin Fernandez - Untitled

Untitled - 1966

Oil on Canvas

25.5 x 31.25 inches (65cm x 80cm)

Signed and Dated

COA Agustin Fernandez Foundation

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