Ruben Toledo

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Ruben Toledo (born 1961, Havana, Cuba) is a Cuban-American artist based in New York City.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Toledo and his wife Isabel met in high school in West New York, New Jersey.[2]


In 1997, Toledo authored Style Dictionary a collection of drawings and watercolors. Ruben Toledo completed his first film, Fashionation, an animated history of French fashion, based on a book of the same name.[1] Toledo illustrated special edition book jackets for Penguin Classics Deluxe Editions of Jane Eyre, Dracula, The Scarlet Letter, Wuthering Heights, The Picture of Dorian Gray and Pride and Prejudice.[1]

List of titles:

  • Style Dictionary. Abbeville Press. 1997. ISBN 0789203480.
  • Fashionation. Edition 7L. 2009. ISBN 3865213014.


Ruben Toledo's collaboration with his fashion designer wife, Isabel Toledo, was the subject of both a book and a museum exhibition titled Toledo/Toledo: A Marriage of Art and Fashion at The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology.[3]


Ruben and Isabel Toledo were the recipient of the 2005 Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award for their work in fashion.[4]

External Resources[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Steidl: Ruben Toledo". Retrieved 2012-10-18.
  2. ^ Grinberg, Emanuella; Weinberger, Hannah (July 6, 2012). "Partners by design: Isabel and Ruben Toledo". Retrieved 2012-10-19.
  3. ^ "Exhibition: Toledo/Toledo: A marriage of Art and Fashion". Contemporary Fashion Archive. Archived from the original on 2010-07-15. Retrieved 2012-10-18.
  4. ^ "Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum Announces Winners of the Sixth Annual National Design Awards". Archived from the original on 2013-06-14. Retrieved 2012-10-20.