Luis Cruz Azaceta


Luis Cruz Azaceta (born April 5, 1942) is a Cuban-American painter.

Azateca has been painting and drawing since the late 1970s. In usually large-format works executed with expressive colors, Cruz Azaceta has dealt with themes of urban violence, personal isolation in a large and overcrowded city, the conditions created by mismanaged government, the abuses and oppression of dictatorships, and in a number of works done in the late 1980s, the ravages of AIDS.

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Azaceta received his art education at the School of Visual Arts in New York. In 1985, he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in 1981.

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