Wifredo Lam

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Birthday
8, 1902
Birthplace
Cuba
Death Date
Sep 11, 1982 (79)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
8, 1902
Birthplace
Cuba
Death Date
Sep 11, 1982 (79)

About

Cuban artist of Asian ancestry who was best known for his 1943 work "The Jungle." Also excelled in sculpture, ceramics, and printmaking.

Before Fame

He studied law in Havana before becoming an artist. He then was an art student from 1918 until 1923 at Escuela de Bellas Artes.

Trivia

He was inspired by the Afro-Cuban spirit and culture, which he strove to convey and honor through his work.

Family Life

He had three sons with his Swedish wife Lou Laurin.

Associated With

He was a contemporary of Diego Rivera.