Born in Zulueta, in the former Cuban province of Las Villas, on August 3, 1900 to a wealthy Cuban family, Carlos Enríquez received little academic training, so his art is considered to be largely autodidact. At a young age he transferred to Havana to complete his bachelor studies, and in 1920 his parents sent him to Philadelphia, where he studied Commerce until 1924. At his insistence, he was permitted to study Painting at the Pennsylvania Academy, where he took a short summer course. Due to differences with his professors, he never finished the course, which were the only painting studies he ever took. He returned home the following year, with fellow painter Alice Neel whom he married that year.
Bembe en el Solar 1955 | Oil on Canvas 31" x 22" | SOLD
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