Juan Eduardo David Posada

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Juan Eduardo David Posada
Born (1911-04-25)April 25, 1911
Las Villas, Cuba
Died August 8, 1981(1981-08-08) (aged 70)
Havana
Occupation Artist

Juan Eduardo David Posada (born 25 April 1911, Las Villas, Cuba — died 8 August 1981, Havana) was a Cuban artist. He is known best for his drawings, illustrations, caricatures, and paintings.

Personal life[edit]

David spent his early years in Spain with his mother and returned to Cuba in 1919. As a young adult, he worked in Cienfuegos, Cuba, and began studying art under Adolfo Meano. He had his first solo exhibition in 1931, displaying thirty caricatures at a photography shop in Santa Clara. The exhibition earned him comparisons to the Salvadoran caricaturist, Toño Salazar.

At the same time, he formed Ariel, a political group that opposed the regime of President Gerardo Machado, with Carlos Rafael Rodríguez, Raúl Aparicio, and Rafael Viego. His political activities led to several arrests, and eventually to his departure from Santa Clara to Havana, in 1935. While in Havana, he continued to exhibit his work and worked with many magazines, including Isla, Resumen, Mediodía, Social, Patria, Grafos, and Bohemia.

Individual Exhibitions[edit]

  • 1931: Fotografía Santiago, Cienfuegos, Cuba
  • 1937: David, Havana
  • 1949: Lake Success, New York City
  • 1962: David: Dibujos y Caricaturas, Havana
  • 1978: 40 Caricaturas y algunas intromisiones. David, Havana
  • 1981: Exposición Homenaje. 70 Aniversario. Juan David, Havana
  • 2002: Juan David: La realidad trascendida, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana

Collective Exhibitions[edit]

  • 1939: XI Salón de Humoristas, Círculo de Bellas Artes, Havana
  • 1948: Arte Cubano Contemporáneo," Tegucigalpa, Honduras
  • 1968: Pittura Cubana Oggi, Istituto Italo Latinoamericano, Rome, Italy
  • 1970: Salón 70, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana
  • 1994: Nuevas Adquisiciones, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana

Awards[edit]

  • 1939: XI Salón de Humoristas, Círculo de Bellas Artes, Havana
  • 1950: First Prize Personal Caricature XVI Salón de Humoristas, Havana
  • 1950: Second Prize Dibujo Humorístico, XVI Salón de Humoristas, Havana
  • 1955: First Cartoon Prize, XXI Salón de Humoristas, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana

Collections[edit]

His works can be found in Museo del Humor, San Antonio de los Baños, Havana, and in the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana.

References[edit]

  • Jose Veigas-Zamora, Cristina Vives Gutierrez, Adolfo V. Nodal, Valia Garzon, Dannys Montes de Oca. Memoria: Cuban Art of the 20th Century. California/International Arts Foundation 2001. ISBN 978-0-917571-11-4
  • Jose Viegas. 'Memoria: Artes Visuales Cubanas Del Siglo Xx. California International Arts 2004. ISBN 978-0-917571-12-1 (in Spanish)

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