Island in Crisis
Acrylic on canvas
32" x 22"
Humberto Calzada was born in Havana, on May 25, 1944. He emigrated to the United States in 1960 and settled in Miami. He received BA and MBA degrees from the University of Miami (1966 and 1968). He began exhibiting in Miami in 1975 at the Bacardí Gallery. Calzada received a Cintas Foundation Fellowship from the International Institute of Education, N.Y.C. (1981), a Purchase Award, Museum of Modern Art of Latin America, Organization of American States, Washington, D.C. (1978) followed by a Painting Fellowship from the Fine Arts Council of Florida (1980) and a second Cintas (1981). Among the collections in shich his work is found are the following: Denver Art Museum, Colorado; Panama Contemporary Museum of Art, Panama; Ponce Museum of Art, Puerto Rico; Museum of Modern Art of Latin America, Washington, D.C.
Interview: available in Jorge J. E. Gracia, et al (eds), Identity, Memory, and Diaspora: Voices of Cuban-American Artists, Writers, and Philosophers (Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 2007)