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Cuban Art Nicolás GuillénNicolás Guillén
Period: Contemporary
1938 - 2003

El Borracho
The Drunk, 1988
gouache on paper
42 x 34 3/4 inches

Nicolás Guillén Landrián, painter and film maker, was born in 1938. “Nicolasito”, as he was known, was a nephew of the Afro Cuban poet Nicolás Guillén.

Nicolasito devoted part of his early artistic career to film, leaving a legacy of eighteen documentaries, some of which were considered to be critical of the prevailing political positions of the Revolution. For this he was briefly incarcerated, subjected to government mandated psychiatric treatment that included electroshock therapy, and excluded from the film industry in the island.

In Cuba he developed as a painter of expressionistic facial portraits of people he would see in the Havana streets.

In 1989 Nicolasito migrated to Florida and the Cuban Museum of Arts and Culture in Miami presented his first one artist show to sell-out crowds. In 2002 Miami Dade College presented a one person show of his works at the Tower Theater. The artist died of pancreatic cancer in Miami, Florida on July 22, 2003.

 
 

Cuban Art Nicolás Guillén El Borracho
(The Drunk)

Nicolás Guillén
1988
gouache on paper
42 x 34 3/4 inches
RC0021



Cuban Art Nicolás Guillén El Viajero Alado
(The Winged Traveler)

Nicolás Guillén
1988
mixed media on heavy paper laid down on board
42 1/4 x 35 inches
C4403



Cuban Art Nicolás Guillén
Formas
(Forms)

Nicolás Guillén
1989
mixed media on paper
29 x 41 inches
C2731



Cuban Art Nicolás Guillén Hombre con Sombrero Rojo
(Man with Red Hat)

Nicolás Guillén
1988
mixed media on heavy paper laid down on board
47 x 27 3/8 inches
C4404



Cuban Art Nicolás Guillén Parece
(It Looks Like)

Nicolás Guillén
1988
tempera on cardboard
36 1/4 x 24 1/4 inches
C1177



Cuban Art Nicolás Guillén Rostro
(Visage)

Nicolás Guillén
1988
gouache on paper
36 1/4 x 27 1/2 inches
RC0014





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