Painting: "El Billar" by Alfredo Sasabravo, Cuba 2007
Alfredo Sosabravo was born in Sagua La Grande, Cuba, on October 25, 1930. He studied art at the Annex School of San Alejandro Fine Arts Academy, but is considered 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, the National Plastic Arts Award, in 1997, and a Doctorate, Honoris Causa in Art, in 2000. His work is represented in many public and private collections and has been exhibited internationally. The artist currently resides in Havana, Cuba.
Ceramist and Painter. Graduated from the annexed school of San Alejandro Academy, Havana City, Cuba in 1955.
Nature, birds and fishes are permanent motifs in his work. Until the year of 2000, he had participated in more than sixty group exhibitions, performing also about thirty solo exhibits. His ceramic recreates the nature and human body forms. His pictorial creations, are permeated by vegetable shapes mixing mechanic elements in a surrealist expression present on paintings and murals.
His works are displayed at National Fine Arts and Real Fuerza of Havana Museums.