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Cuban Alberto Lescay Granted National Visual Arts Prize

Havana, Dec 28 (ACN) Cuban painter and sculptor Alberto Lescay was granted the National Visual Arts Prize 2021 in acknowledgement of his work.

Lescay graduated as painter from the Santiago de Cuba’s Jose Joaquin Tejeda Visual Arts Academy in 1968; in 1972 he also took the title of sculpture at the National Arts School in Havana.

The artist has received significant Cuban distinctions and his paintings and sculptures are part of the Cuban Cultural Heritage. Many of his works are deployed in important patrimonial sites throughout the island.

A major work led by Lescay was the monument raised at Santiago de Cuba’s Revolution Square depicting Cuban independence fighter Antonio Maceo on his horse, as well as the sculpture of Maceo’s mother Mariana Grajales at the Santa Eigenia cemetery, among other works.
Alberto Lescay is considered one of the outstanding sculptures of Cuban and Caribbean monumental art.

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