Tomas sanchez (1948) cuban landscape painter( a c )
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Tomás Sánchez, one of the most important and celebrated CubanMaster. His work is meticulous in its breathtaking detail, but theobjective of the artist is not so much the recreation of reality as it isdisplaying the magnificence of a lyrical universe.Tomás Sánchez, born in Cuba in 1948, invents richly spiritualimages of nature in his art. Sánchez graduated in 1971 in NationalArt School, Cuba Tomás Sánchez was awarded the 1st prize ofDrawing for Young Artists in the National Exhibition of Arts.From his graduation until 1976, Sánchez remained in the NationalArt School as engraving professor; in 1975 won the First Prize inPainting and the First Prize in Lithography at the National Salonof Professors and Instructors of Art in Havana. From 1976-1978,Sánchez worked as stage designer at the Teatro de Muñecos-Childrens Theater- of the Ministry of Culture, Cuba
In 1980 he won the First Prize at the XIX Edition of the InternationalPrize of Drawing Joan Miro, for his work Desde las aguas blancas,which launched his international career. The following year, he hadan exhibition at the Joan Miro Foundation, Centre of ContemporaryArt in Barcelona, SpainOther awards include the National Prize for Painting. HavanaBiennial (1984); Medal of V American Biennial of Graphic Art, Cali,Colombia (1986); and Honorable Mention. International PaintingBiennial, Cuenca, Ecuador (1987).