Gina Pellón

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Gina Pellón
Photo of Gina Pellón.jpg
Born(1926-12-26)December 26, 1926
Cienfuegos, Cuba
DiedMarch 27, 2014(2014-03-27) (aged 87)
Paris, France
EducationAcademy of San Alejandro
Known forPainting
MovementAbstract Art

Gina Pellón (December 26, 1926 – March 27, 2014) was a Cuban painter who lived in France.[1] She was known for her abstract expressive paintings in strong colours, usually depicting women.[2] She also wrote collections of poems.


Born in Cumanayagua, Las Villas she graduated from the Academy of San Alejandro in 1954, and taught at the Velado Polytechnic Institute, until 1957.[3] In 1959, she studied in France, and overstayed her visa,[4] fleeing from the Cuban dictatorship of Fidel Castro, and in 1960 she made her first solo exhibition in Luzern, Switzerland.

She lived in Paris[5] where she became involved with the COBRA group[2].

Pellón remained in Paris for the rest of her life. She died on March 27, 2014.[2]


  • Gina Pellon: Peintures 1965-1999, Edizioni Ae dell'aurora, Verona, Italia, 1999 / M. Wheatley, Marie Claire Anthonioz
  • Gina Pellon, Galerie Moderne, 2001, Silkeborg, Denmark
  • Gina Pellon, Galerie Moderne, 2006, Silkeborg, Denmark
  • Navarrete, William: Visión Crítica de Gina Pellón, Aduana Vieja, Valencia, 2007
  • Navarrete, William. (Ed.) “Insulas al pairo : poesía cubana contemporánea en París”, Gina Pellón, Aduana Vieja, Cádiz, 2004
  • Navarrete, William. (Ed.) “Vendedor de olvidos”, Gina Pellón., Editorial Aduana Vieja, Cádiz, 2005.
  • Pellón, Gina. “Rétrospective”, Musées de la ville de Niort, Niort, 1999
  • Pellón, Gina. “Cuando los pájaros duermen” Editorial Cernuda, Miami, Fla., 1985


  1. ^ "Fallece en París la pintora cubana Gina Pellón". Retrieved 2014-03-28.
  2. ^ a b c "Gina Pellón". Cernuda Arte. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  3. ^ Gina Pellon. "Galerie Goinard - 28-03-14". Retrieved 2014-03-28.
  4. ^ [1] Archived December 15, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ "Gina Pellón Exhibition Opens At Cernuda Arte 11/5/10". 2010-10-18. Retrieved 2014-03-28.

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