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Cundo Bermúdez

Secundino (Cundo) Bermúdez Delgado
Born September 3, 1914
Havana, Cuba
Died October 30, 2008 (age 94)
Miami, FL

Cundo Bermúdez (September 3, 1914 – October 30, 2008), born Secundino (Cundo) Bermúdez y Delgado, was a Cuban painter. Born in Havana, Cuba, he died of a heart attack in his Westchester home on October 30, 2008.

In 1926, Bermudez was admitted at the Institute of Havana, and in 1930 enrolled at the renowned Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes “San Alejandro”, where he studied painting for two years. In 1934, he entered the University of Havana to study law and social sciences. He graduated in 1941. Later, he traveled to Mexico and studied at the Academy of San Carlos. In 1949 he was founding of the Asociación de Pintores y Escultores de Cuba (APEC).

Individuals Exhibitions

  • 1942 - "Cundo Bermúdez. Gouaches y Acuarelas", Lyceum, Havana, Cuba.
  • 1946 - Palace of Fine Arts in Mexico
  • 1946 - Palacio de Bellas Artes de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • 1957 - "Exposición de Cundo Bermúdez", Instituto de Arte Contemporáneo, Lima, Perú.
  • 1974 - "Cundo Bermúdez Painting/Alfredo Lozano Sculptures", Bacardí Art Gallery, Miami, Florida.
  • 1979 - Museum of Modern Art of Latin America, Washington D.C..

Collectives Exhibitions

He was part of many collectives exhibitions such as:

Awards

He has been awarded and honored with:

  • Prize of Acquisition of the Gulf Caribbean Art Exhibition, Museum of Fine Arts of Houston, Houston, Texas.
  • 1972 - Hororable Mention, "Segunda Bienal de San Juan del Grabado Latinoamericano", Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • 1973 - “Homenaje a Picasso”, Organización de Estados Americanos (OEA), Washington, D.C..
  • 1973 - Cintas Foundation Fellowship, New York City.

Collections

Bermúdez' work is in the permanent collections of:

References

  • Eduardo Luis Rodriguez; The Havana Guide: Modern Architecture 1925-1965; (Princeton Architectural Press 2000); ISBN 978-1-56898-210-6
  • Vicente Baez, Virilio Pinera, Calvert Casey, and Anton Arrufat, Editors; Pintores Cubanos, Editors ; Ediciones Revolucion, Havana, Cuba 1962 (Spanish)
  • Jose Veigas-Zamora, Cristina Vives Gutierrez, Adolfo V. Nodal, Valia Garzon, Dannys Montes de Oca; Memoria: Cuban Art of the 20th Century; (California/International Arts Foundation 2001); ISBN 978-0-917571-11-4
  • Jose Viegas; Memoria: Artes Visuales Cubanas Del Siglo Xx; (California International Arts 2004); ISBN 978-0-917571-12-1 (Spanish)

External links

  • Vanguard and Contemporary Cuban Art
  • The artist's website
  • Contacto magazine article
  • Cundo Bermúdez Scrapbook at the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art
  • Ediciones Vanguardia Cubana. Libros de Pintura Cubana, Cundo Bermudez
Cuba portal


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