Cundo Bermúdez  (Cuban, 1914-2008) 

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Cundo Bermúdez (Cuban, 1914-2008) was a painter associated with Cuban Modernist movement, and best known for his colorful and humorous depictions of everyday life. Born in Havana, he studied painting at the Alejandro School of Fine Art in Havana, and later traveled to Mexico City to study drawing at the San Carlos Academy of Fine Art. There, he was strongly influenced by Mexican artists, such as Diego Rivera (1886–1957) and José Clemente Orozco (1883–1949), as well as by the previous generation of Cuban artists, such as Amelia Peláez (1896–1968) and Carlos Enríquez (1900–1957). In 1944, Bermúdez participated in an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art that featured Cuban art. As his international reputation grew, his work was exhibited in the United States, Europe, Mexico, Buenos Aires, and Cuba. In the early 1950s, Bermúdez traveled to Europe through Spain, France, Italy, and the Netherlands. He was particularly interested in Modern Art and the Spanish Masters, such as as Diego Velázquez (1599–1660). Today, two of his paintings, The Balcony (1941) and Barber Shop (1942), are held in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Many of his works are held in the collection of Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de La Habana.

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Cundo Bermúdez, Untitled

 

Cundo Bermúdez
Untitled
1960

Gary Nader Fine Art
Cundo Bermúdez, Untitled

 

Cundo Bermúdez
Untitled
1988

Alonso Art
Cundo Bermúdez, Mujer y Mandolina

 

Cundo Bermúdez
Mujer y Mandolina
1972

Torna & Prado Fine Art Collection
Cundo Bermúdez, Mujer con Fondo Amarillo

 

Cundo Bermúdez
Mujer con Fondo Amarillo
circa 1956

Torna & Prado Fine Art Collection
Cundo Bermúdez, Flora la recogedora de sueños

 

Cundo Bermúdez
Flora la recogedora de sueños
2008

Torna & Prado Fine Art Collection
Cundo Bermúdez, Mujer con Abanico

 

Cundo Bermúdez
Mujer con Abanico
1944

Latin Art Core
Cundo Bermúdez, El Almirante con Espejuelos

 

Cundo Bermúdez
El Almirante con Espejuelos
1995

Latin Art Core
Cundo Bermúdez, Músicos

 

Cundo Bermúdez
Músicos
2005

Torna & Prado Fine Art Collection
Cundo Bermúdez, Untitled

 

Cundo Bermúdez
Untitled
L&E Private Art Collection
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Cundo Bermúdez, La Entrega (The Surrender)

 

Cundo Bermúdez
La Entrega (The Surrender), 1971
mixed media on paper

 

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Cundo Bermúdez, Composition

 

Cundo Bermúdez
Composition, 1966
felt-tip pen and watercolor on paper

 

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Cundo Bermúdez, Composition

 

Cundo Bermúdez
Composition, 1966
felt-tip pen and watercolor on paper

 

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1914   Born September 3, 1914 in Havana, Cuba
1926   Admitted at the Institute of Havana
1930 - 1932   Studied Painting at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes "San Alejandro"
1934 - 1941   Studied law and social sciences at the University of Havana
1949   Founded the Asociación de Pintores y Escultores de Cuba (APEC).
1972   Received Hororable Mention, "Segunda Bienal de San Juan del Grabado Latinoamericano", Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
1973   Awarded “Homenaje a Picasso”, Organización de Estados Americanos (OEA), Washington, D.C.
Awarded Cintas Foundation Fellowship, New York City
1974   Moves to Puerto Rico
1996   Moves to Miami
2005   Awarded an honorary doctorate of the arts from Florida International University
2008   Died October 30, 2008 in Westchester, NY
2009   "Homage to Cundo Bermudez" Gary Nader, Miami, Fl (group)
"Cundo Bermudez in the 21st Century," Bass Museum of Art, Miami, FL (solo)
2006   Paris, Barcelona & Miami - David Castillo Modern & Contemporary Art, Miami, FL (group)
2005   "Madria Tiri" Cernuda Art, Coral Gables, FL (solo)
2004   "Cundo Bermúdez – Agustín Fernández – Emilio Sánchez," ACA Galleries, New York, NY
1994   "Cuban Artists: Expressions in Graphics", Jadite Galleries, New York City (group)
1979   Museum of Modern Art of Latin America, Washington D.C. (solo)
1974   "Cundo Bermúdez Painting/Alfredo Lozano Sculptures", Bacardí Art Gallery, Miami, Florida (solo)
1967   Moved to Washington, D.C.
1957   "Exposición de Cundo Bermúdez", Instituto de Arte Contemporáneo, Lima, Perú (solo)
1953   "II Bienal de San Juan del Grabado Latinoamericano", Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, San Juan, Puerto Rico (group)
1952   "XXVI Biennale di Venezia", Venice, Italy (group)
1951   "I São Paulo Art Biennial", Sao Paulo, Brazil (group)
1950   "Pinturas". Cundo Bermúdez, Amelia Peláez and Martínez Pedro. Lyceum, Havana, Cuba (group)
1946   Palace of Fine Arts in Mexico (solo)
Palacio de Bellas Artes de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina (solo)
1944   Cuban Painting Exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), New York City (group)
1943   "An Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture Modern Cuban", Jose Gomez Sicre Institution, Havana (group)
1942   "Some Contemporary Painters", Lyceum, Havana, Cuba (group)
"Cundo Bermúdez. Gouaches y Acuarelas", Lyceum, Havana, Cuba (solo)
1941   "Cuban Contemporary Art Exhibition", Lyceum, Havana, Cuba (group)
1940   "Three hundred Years of Art in Cuba", University of Havana, Havana, Cuba (group)
1938   "National Exhibition of Paintings and Sculptures" at the Castillo de la Fuerza, Old Havana, Cuba (group)
1936   Cuban Modern Art Exposition, Cuba