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Armando Tejuca

Armando Tejuca (b. in Havana, Cuba 1968) 

 

Artist Armando Tejuca earned a degree in civil engineering at Havana’s José Antonio Echeverría Polytechnic University in 1991, and then studied painting at (San Alejandro National School of Fine Arts) "Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes "San Alejandro" is the oldest and most prestigious fine arts school in Cuba. It is located in Marianao, a suburb of Havana. It was founded in 1818 at the Convent of San Alejandro by the French painter, Jean Baptista Vermay, who was its first director. It is located today in a monumental building built in the early 1940s. 

 

Artist Armando Tejuca pieces are on display in numerous private collections and prestigious institutions, such as the Museum on the Seam in Jerusalem and the William J. Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, Arkansas. He received the First Prize Coexistence Award from the U.S. chapter in 2003. He has designed the covers of several books, in addition to four posters for International Children’s Day at the International Hispanic Theatre Festival of Miami. He has taught for several years and designed sets and props for Teatro El Público, Teatro Avante and other theatre companies. Critics have described his work as “an infinite world of imagery and creation.” Grounded in the Expressionist tradition, he belongs to the Havana generation of the 1990s, noted for its increased attention to form and style. His paintings are easily recognizable, as they bear his unique stamp. He has also taken part in many group and individual exhibits in the United States, Italy, Mexico, Jamaica, Portugal, Canada, and Spain.

Armando Tejuca, Libres y Cautivos, 2012, Oil on Canvas, 29.5 x 39.5