1900 - 1957, Cuba
Carlos Enríquez was born in Cuba on August 3, 1900.
He was a painter, illustrator and writer of the Vanguardia movement (the Cuban Avant-garde). Along with Víctor Manuel, Amelia Peláez, Fidelio Ponce and Antonio Gattorno, and other masters of this period, he was involved in one of the most fertile moments in Cuban culture. He is considered by critics to be one of the best, and most original, Cuban artists of the 20th century.
Carlos Enríquez strived to develop a genuinely Cuban style that, while fueled by surrealism and modernism, took inspiration from Cuba's landscapes, culture, social problems and way of living. He was also considered a rebel, and was often criticized for the allegedly explicit nature of his nudes, and for his bohemian lifestyle.
His work has been extensively exhibited in several group exhibitions at Gary Nader gallery including Latin American Masters (1997), Latin American Art Modern Masters and Contemporary (2004) at Gary Nader fine art, Coral Gables, Miami, FL, and Wifredo Lam and the Great Cubans at Gary Nader Art Center, Wynwood Arts District, Miami, (2014)
Carlos Enríquez paintings and drawings are in private collections in Cuba, Latin America, the United States, and Europe.
Carlos Enríquez died in Havana, on May 2, 1957.