(1902 - 1998)
Enrique Riveron was active/lived in Florida, Kansas / Cuba. Enrique Riveron is known for abstract, African-American themed painting, cartoons.
Biography Enrique Riveron
Born Cienfuegos, Cuba, 1902; died Melbourne, FL, Apr. 23, 1998.
Painter. Cartoonist. Pastels.
After studying art in Havana, at age 18, he began drawing cartoons and caricatures for major magazines and newspapers there. He helped found a cartoonist group, the "Salon de Humoristas." In 1924, his hometown awarded him a three year fellowship to study art in Europe. While in Paris, he was a member of a loosely organized group of young Latin artists and writers calling themselves the "Grupo de Montparnasse." During his first visit to New York in 1927, he met many artists and writers, including Langston Hughes, John Dos Passos and Fanny Hurst; often joining them to hear jazz at the Savoy and the Cott
Susan Craig, "Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945)"
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This and over 1,750 other biographies can be found in Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945) compiled by Susan V. Craig, Art & Architecture Librarian at University of Kansas.
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