Arturo Rodriguez is active/lives in Florida / Spain, Cuba. Arturo Rodriguez is known for surrealist figure painting, social realism, airplanes and musicians.
Photo by Arkadii Bogaturev, 2009
Biography Arturo Rodriguez
Arturo Rodriguez was born in the small Cuban town of Ranchuelo in 1956. His creative instincts were awakened at the age of ten, by the gift of pencils, paper and art books from his aunt, Silvia. At fourteen years of age, Arturo Rodriguez moved with his family in 1971 to Spain, living in both Asturias and Madrid. It was in Madrid that that he discovered the magic of the Prado Museum, and the powerful influences of the great masters, Velazquez and Goya. Rodriguez carefully studied their forceful depictions of the human figure and their command of the art of painting. Other masters who have had a strong influence upon his work include Caravaggio, Cezanne, Giorgione and Titian.
Uprooted once again as a teenager, Rodriguez settled i
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