Period: The Vanguard
1897 - 1938
oil on canvas
30 1/2 x 23 inches
Peņa was born in Havana, Cuba in 1897. "Alberto Peņa, whom we probably know as Peņita because of his stature and the spirituality of his figure, has been the painter who achieved mixing politics without falling into commercialism(
) Peņita paints what he feels, illustrating the dreadful economy that we are experiencing; representing scenes that live in the minds of all mortals with common sense. Peņita is a humanist of painting." He died in Havana, Cuba in 1938.