Esteban Ayala Ferrer

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Esteban Ayala
Born September 2, 1929
Havana, Cuba
Died July 15, 1995
Havana, Cuba

Esteban Guillermo Ayala Ferrer (September 2, 1929 in Havana, Cuba - July 15, 1995 in Havana, Cuba) was a Cuban painter and a member of the Grupo Antillano.

He studied in evening courses at the Escuela de Círculo de Bellas Artes attached to the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes "San Alejandro" in Havana. He studied advertising at the Professional Advertising School between 1954 and 1957, and went on to take classes at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology between 1956 and 1958 and at the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst in Leipzig between 1962 and 1966.

In 1986 he was head designer of posters and music records covers at the Empresa de Grabaciones y Ediciones Musicales (EGREM) in Havana and graphic director of PM Records and the Pablo Milanés Foundation in 1992. In 1983 he was an assistant to Prof. Albert Kapr from the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst in the Course on Book Design, Havana.

Collective Exhibitions[edit]

Awards[edit]

  • 1964 - First Prize; Poster; Bach International Contest, Berlin, Germany
  • 1965 - Diploma of Honor/Bronze Medal; William Shakespeare Contest, Leipzig, Germany
  • 1971 - Bronze Medal of International Book Fair IB, Leipzig, Germany
  • 1975 - Gold Medal of International Book Art Show, Moscow, Russia

Collections[edit]

His works can be found in permanent collections of:

References[edit]

  • Sujatha Fernandes; Cuba Represent!: Cuban Arts, State Power, and the Making of New Revolutionary Cultures(Duke University Press, 2006)
  • Judith Bettelheim; AfroCuba: Works on Paper, 1968-2003; San Francisco State University Gallery; 2005; ISBN 978-0-295-98476-6

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