José Villa

  

José Ramón Villa Soberón (b. Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, 1950) is a Cuban artist, particularly known for his public sculptures around Havana. He studied at the Escuela Nacional de Arte (English: The National School of Art) in Havana, Cuba and the Academy of Plastic Arts in Prague. He is also a professor at the Instituto Superior de Arte in Havana. His sculptures, paintings, engravings, drawings and designs are held by the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de La Habana, and in 1996 he was one of the selected artists in the second Trienal Americana de Escultura in Argentina. His artwork has been part of many collective exhibitions. In 1969 he was included in the collective exhibitions of painting and esculpture Exposición Escuela Nacional de Arte in the Centro de Arte Internacional, Havana, Cuba. In 1971, he also participated in the Salón Nacional para Artistas Jóvenes. His awards include the Third Prize in the Salón de Profesores e Instructores de Artes Plásticas, Escuela Nacional de Arte (1973); Mention in Sculpture in the VII Salón Nacional Juvenil de Artes Plásticas, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (1978), and First Prize in the II Trienal Americana de Escultura, Argentina (1996). 

Diego Torres, Route, 2019, oil on linen, 24 x 20."

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