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Cuban Art Roberto DiagoRoberto Diago
Period: The Vanguard
1920 - 1955

Woman
Mujer, 1945
oil on board
23 x 18 1/2 inches

Roberto Juan Diago Querol was born in Havana in 1920. After graduating from the San Alejandro Academy in 1941 as a painter and professor, he became one of the first Cuban artists to explore engraving on the island. By 1937, Roberto Diago was an active member of the Free Studio of Painting and Sculpture, in which his creative liberty prospered. Between 1941 and 1955, he produced the entirety of his artistic work, a corpus of great originality. In 1945, he was named professor of drawing at the School of Arts in Matanzas. That summer, he exhibited at the Grolier Club of New York. Following this, he presented solo exhibitions throughout Europe, South and Central America, and the Caribbean. Diago produced notable wood engravings, designed sets for the popular theatre, and illustrated a few stories and books. The presence of surrealist elements, the picassian moments, and the recurrence of abstraction describe an evolution in his work which was interrupted only by his abrupt physical disappearance in Madrid, 1955.


Bibliography

Hurtado, Oscar et al (eds). Pintores Cubanos. Havana, Cuba: Empresa Artes Graficas, 1962.

 
 

Cuban Art Roberto Diago 00196 Face
(Rostro)

Roberto Diago
1945
oil on board
23 3/4 x 19 inches
00196

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Cuban Art Roberto Diago 06791
Female Figure in Black
(Figura Femenina en Negro)

Roberto Diago
1948
mixed media on heavy paper laid down on board
19 3/4 x 14 1/2 inches
06791
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Cuban Art Roberto Diago 06595 Head of Elegua
(Cabeza de Eleguá)

Roberto Diago
1949
mixed media on heavy paper laid down on board
25 x 18 3/4 inches
06595

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Cuban Art Roberto Diago 01630 Musicians
(Músicos)

Roberto Diago
1945
oil on board
22 x 17 inches
01630

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Cuban Art Roberto Diago 06785 Seated Woman
(Mujer Sentada)

Roberto Diago
1944
mixed media on heavy paper
14 3/4 x 11 inches
06785

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Cuban Art Roberto Diago 06552 Woman on the Balcony
(Mujer en el Balcón)

Roberto Diago
ca 1940
mixed media on heavy paper laid down on board
13 1/2 x 10 3/4 inches
06552

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Cuban Art Roberto Diago 01023 Woman
(Mujer)

Roberto Diago
1945
oil on board
23 x 18 1/2 inches
01023

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