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Alfredo Sosabravo
Curriculum Alfredo Sosabravo

Alfredo Sosabravo was born in Sagua La Grande, Cuba, in October 25, 1930. Studied art at the Annex School of San Alejandro Fine Arts Academy, but he is basically a self-taught artist. Sosabravo has won important awards in Cuba and abroad, among them, his country's highest cultural distinctions, the "Félix Varela Order", in 1994 and the "National Plastic Arts Award", in 1997 and Doctor Honoris Causa in Art,in 2000. His work is represented in many public and private collections and has been exhibited internationally. The artist resides in Havana, Cuba.


2004 Dibujos-collages,La Acacia, Gallery, La Havana, Cuba.
Pinturas y Esculturas , Fundación Gate One, Treviso, Italy.
2003 Pinturas y Grabados ,Castel dell´Ovo, Napoli ,Italy .
Óleos ,Gómez Fine Art, San Juan, Puerto Rico
2002  "And Life is a Game", Cernuda Arte, Coral Gables, Florida.
2001  Oils and Graphics, Orvieto, Italy.
        Recent Oils and Graphics, "Sala Conca", Tenerife, Canary Islands.
2000  Solo Exhibit, La Acacia Gallery, Havana, Cuba
1999  An Anthological Exhibit, Wifredo Lam Center of Contemporary Art, Havana, Cuba.
1998  Campomorone, Palazzo Balbi, Italy
        Pati Llimona Cultural Center, Barcelona, Spain.
1997  "El Guardián de lo Pequeño" Gallery, Madrid, Spain.
        Art Gallery of the Pireos Town Hall, Greece.
1996  Galerie Menno Meyer, Gouda, Holland.
1995  Solo Permanent Exhibit of Ceramics, Castillo de la
        Real Fuerza National Museum, Havana, Cuba.
        "Sosabravo's Graphics", Casa de Carmen Montilla, Havana, Cuba.
1994  Graphics and Sculptures, Casa Baumann, Terrasa, Cataluña, Spain.
        "El Piatto dell'Estate", Villa Faraggiana, Albisola, Italy.
        A Retrospective of Lithographies (1965-1991), Museo Nacional de la Estampa, México, D.F.
1993  Ceramics of Albisolia, Priamar Gallery, Savona, Italy.
        Sosabravo in Tenerife, La Ermita Gallery, Tenerife, Canary Islands.
1991  Drawings and Sculptures, René Portocarrero Gallery, Havana, Cuba.
1990  An Anthological Exhibit (a retrospective with 310 works) National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba.
1988  Anatomicums, ceramic sculptures, Franz Meyer Museum, México, D.F.
1986  Sosabravo in Decorative Arts, Museo de Artes Decorativas, Havana, Cuba
1984  Apparatus and other themes, Luz y Oficios Gallery, Havana, Cuba.
1979  Posters and Engravings, National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana Cuba.
1978  Ceramics, Lithographies, Drawings and Collages, Habana Gallery, Havana, Cuba.
1975  Lithographies, Martínez Villena Salon, UNEAC, Havana, Cuba.
1969  Lithographies, Zentrifuge Gallery, Berlin, Germany.
1967  Oils and Ceramics, La Habana Gallery, Havana, Cuba.
1964  Oils and Inks, La Habana Gallery, Havana, Cuba.
1960  Works in oil, Gallery of Havana's Reporters Association, Havana, Cuba.
1959  Ten Oils, Cine La Rampa Gallery, Havana, Cuba.
1958  Oils and Drawings, Atelier Salon, Havana, Cuba.


2002  Art Miami, USA
        40th Anniversary Celebration of the School of Art Instructors, Comodoro Hotel, Havana, Cuba.
2001  "25 Cuban Artists, From Here and There, From Yesterday, and Today", Cernuda Arte, Coral Gables, Florida.
2000  Group Show, Exhibition Salon, UNEAC, Havana, Cuba.
1998  Traveling Exhibit of Cuban Painters, Asia and Europe.
        An Exhibition of Masters, II Salon of Cuban Contemporary Art, Habana Libre Hotel, Havana, Cuba.
1997  Contemporary Cuban Painters, The Kennedy Center, Gran Cayman.
1996  ARCO '96, Madrid, Spain.
1995  Nature, Man and the Gods, Royal Palace of Milan, Italy.
        IV Latin American Salon of the Arts, Washington, D.C., USA
        An Exhibition of Cuban Painters, Copenhagen, Denmark.
        First Salon of Cuban Contemporary Art, National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba.
1994   "Cuban Art, The Last Sixty Years", Panamerican Art Gallery, Dallas, Texas.
1992  Cuban Art, Elaine Benson Gallery, New York, USA.
1990  Three Decades of Plastic Arts Expressions, Museum of the University of México, México, D.F.
1989  Havana in Madrid, Madrid, Spain.
        Third Biennial of Havana, National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba.
1988   Quadrennium of Applied Arts, Erfurt, Germany.
1984  Towards the Discovery of Latin Culture, Paris, France.
        First Biennial of Havana (drawings), Havana, Cuba.
        Ninth International Biennial of Ceramics, Vallauris, France.
1982  "Biennale di Venezia", Venice, Italy.
1977  Cuban Paintings and Graphics, Museum of Modern Art, Paris, France.
1976  Cuban Plastic Arts, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland.
1975   A Panorama of Cuban Art, México, D.F.
1970  "Salon 70", National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba.
         International Ceramics Competition, Faenza, Italy.
1969  VII Exhibition of Drawings, Joan Miró, Barcelona, Spain.
1968  Cuban Painting Today, Rome, Italy.
        II Biennial of Graphics, Biella, Italy.
1966  Fifth International Biennial of Engravings, Tokyo, Japan.
1963  First American Biennial of Engravings, Santiago de Chile.
1960  Second International Biennial of México, México, D.F.
1959 Salón Anual´59 Muso de Bellas Artes La Habana .


1998  "La Giraldilla Award", Havana, Cuba.
1997  The National Plastic Arts Awards, Havana, Cuba.
1994  The "Orden Félix Varela" Award, Havana, Cuba.
1988  Alejo Carpentier Medal Award, Havana, Cuba.
1983 National Salon of the City, Ceramics Award, Provincial Center of Plastic Arts, Havana, Cuba.
1982 Premio de Escultura en el Salon Paisaje´82 ,Havana,Cuba.
1981  National Culture Distinction, Honorable Mention Recipient.
1979  First Place Award of Lithography, Engravings Triennial, Víctor Manuel, Havana, Cuba.
1978  Ceramics Award, National Salon of UNEAC, Havana, Cuba.
1976  Gold Medal, 34th Contemporary Ceramics International Competition Faenza ,Itay. Diploma de Honor en la V Bienal de Cerámica de Arte de Vallauris, France.
1969  First Place Award of Lithography, National Salon of Drawings and Graphics, UNEAC, Havana, Cuba.
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