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 Rene Portocarrero  (1912 - 1986)

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Lived/Active: Cuba      Known for: painting, set design, book illustration, ceramics, sculpture

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1912 (Havana, Cuba)
 
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1986 (Havana, Cuba)

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Cuba

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Rene Portocarrero was a Cuban artist born in the neighborhood of El Cerro, Havana, in 1912, and died in Havana on April 27, 1985.  He is noted for highly colorful, abstract paintings and also was a sculptor, ceramicist, scenic designer and book illustrator, publishing his own Las Máscaras (The Masks) in 1935 and El Sueño (The Dream) in 1939.

As a muralist, he produced public artworks for the Havana Prison, a church in Bauta, Cuba, the Cuban National Hospital, the Cuban (showing 500 of 2729 characters).



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