José Rodríguez Fuster
José Rodríguez Fuster (b. 1946 , Villa Clara, Cuba) received a diploma in Fine Art from the Art Instructors School, Havana, Cuba. His fluid and linear style is heavily influenced by the works of Jean Dubuffet and Picasso. Some of his numerous solo exhibitions include “Watercolors and Drawings. Joy of Living”, which has been shown at several galleries in Havana, Cuba; “Oil Paintings by Fuster” in Lyon, France; “The Colors of Life” at the North Wall Gallery, Oxford, England, and “The Colors of Cuba” at La Galleria, Pall Mall, London. In 1975, Fuster was part of “Popular Art” an exhibition presented by the National School of Art Instructors at the International Art Center in Havana, Cuba. He has participated in dozens of group exhibitions nationally and internationally including “Graphics, Photographs, Books and Hand crafts from Cuba” in New Delhi, India and “FIART '97". PABEXPO held at the International Handcrafts Fair in Havana, Cuba. In 1974, Fuster exhibited his works at the IV National Youth Arts Salon held at the National Museum of Fine Arts in Havana, where he was honored with the ceramics prize. He has been actively involved in public art in Jaimanitas, located at the northwestern edge of the Cuban capital. Inspired by the works of Gaudi in Barcelona and Brancusi in Romania, Fuster has decorated eighty Jamanitas’ houses with murals, domes, brightly colored sculptures, and mosaics. Fuster currently lives and works in Jamanitas, Cuba.