Amelia Peláez

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Birthday
5, 1896
Birthplace
Cuba
Death Date
Apr 8, 1968 (72)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
5, 1896
Birthplace
Cuba
Death Date
Apr 8, 1968 (72)

About

Avant-garde painter and sculptor who won an award in the National Exposition of Painters and Sculptors in 1938.

Before Fame

She took drawing courses at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière in Paris in 1927.

Trivia

She worked with several Cuban art magazines, including Nadie Parescia and Espuela de Plata.

Family Life

She was born in Yaguajay, Las Villas, and moved with her family to Havana in 1915.

Associated With

She grew up in the Cuba that existed before the regime of Fidel Castro took over.