Guido Llinas Cuban, 1923-2005
Guido Llinás was born in Pinar del Rio, Cuba, in 1923. During the forties, he attended the Fine Arts School in Pinar del Río for a couple of years, but never finished the studies. In 1942 he studied at the Teacher’s School in the same province and graduated; later in 1953 he received his Master in Pedagogic from the University of Havana. In 1959 he obtained a Scholarship for silk-screen studies in France, granted by the General Cultural Division, Ministry of Education, Cuba. After that, he resided in Paris until his death. During his life, Llinas exhibited his work internationally in galleries and museums. His works are part of the prestigious collections of museums and institutions such as Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, France; Brooklyn Museum, New York; California College of Art, California; Museum of Modern Art of Latin America, Washington, D.C.; Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana, Cuba; and the University of Essex, Latin American Collection, United Kingdom; to name a few.
Llinas approached art with an open mind, something we can perceive even today when examining his work. He was interested in the qualities of the materials, such as burlap which was considered unsuitable by many of his peers, and also in the infinite possibilities that color offered him. He was looking for textures, which perhaps was what took him to make his adventurous collages. His sense of space and composition were quite unique, making possible for him to create bold pieces.
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