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Cuban Art Humberto CalzadaHumberto Calzada
Period: Contemporary
1944

Town View
Vista de Pueblo, 1979
acrylic on canvas
39 3/4 x 36 inches

One of the most prolific and emblematic artists of Cuba’s Historic Exile community, Humberto Calzada was born in Havana in 1944 and moved to Miami in 1960, where he attended the University of Miami and completed a degree in Industrial Engineering (1966) with an MBA in Finance (1968). In the years following his schooling, Calzada worked in the field of engineering while pursuing painting as a personal passion. In 1976, Calzada abandoned the engineering profession for a full-time career in art. The influence of his engineering background would manifest itself in the artist’s precise and structural creative output, and become a striking hallmark of his work.

Works by Humberto Calzada are in the collection of the Smithsonian Institute, Washington D.C.; Art Museum of the Americas, Organization of American States (OAS), Washington, DC; Lowe Museum of Art, Miami, FL; Pérez Art Museum, Miami, FL; Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL; Frost Museum at FIU, Miami, FL; Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale, FL; Museo de Bellas Artes de Santiago, Chile; and the Museo de Arte de Ponce, Ponce, Puerto Rico, among many others. His work is included in many distinguished private and corporate collections, including the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Wells Fargo International Bank, Bank of Tokyo, Banco Nacional do Brasil, Republic International Bank, Capitol National Bank, and Republic International Bank, and many more, as well as in the U.S. State Department’s embassy collection.

 
 

Cuban Art Humberto Calzada Breeze of the Palms
(Como Arrullo de Palmas)

Humberto Calzada
2006
acrylic on canvas
18 x 14 inches
06596

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Cuban Art Humberto Calzada Rhyme and Reason
(Rima y Razón)

Humberto Calzada
1991
acrylic on canvas
60 x 45 inches
C4680

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Cuban Art Humberto Calzada
The Metaphor of Silence
(La Metáfora del Silencio)

Humberto Calzada
1995
acrylic on canvas
44 3/4 x 59 3/4 inches
06706
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Cuban Art Humberto Calzada
The Terrace
(La Terraza)

Humberto Calzada
1983
acrylic on canvas
36 x 48 inches
06719
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Cuban Art Humberto Calzada
Town View
(Vista de Pueblo)

Humberto Calzada
1979
acrylic on canvas
39 3/4 x 36 inches
06665
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Cuban Art Humberto Calzada
Yearning
(Añoranza)

Humberto Calzada
1981
acrylic on canvas, diptych
45 x 60 inches
06717
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Cuban Art Humberto Calzada
Years of Hope
(Años de Esperanza)

Humberto Calzada
1995
acrylic on canvas
47 1/2 x 35 1/2 inches
06691
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