The following information was submitted by the artist's daughter:
Excerpts from the essay The Art of José Bernal, by Dorothy Chaplik, posted with the permission of the author:
The heightened imagination of José Bernal, his Cuban birth, and the experience of exile and renewal have generated a body of richly independent works. Within a given period, his style, color, and technique may vary from one painting to another, from one collage or assemblage to another. His images sometimes hint of masters of the distant past or those celebrated in more recent decades. But Bernal's essential approach to a work is distinctly his own.
The artist's independent nature was apparent at various stages of his d
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