Alicia Leal (Sancti Spiritus, 1959)

Alicia is one of Cuba’s best-known artists. Graduated from the San Alejandro School of Fine Arts and quickly joined the ranks of young artists who came to prominence in the 1980's. 

Her flat perspective and detailed scenes have a freshness, whimsy and exuberance reminiscent of folk art.  A darker tone emerges in her themes drawn from myth and religion and relationships between men and women.

Her work is part of the permanent collections of world-class institutions, like The National Museum of Fine Art in Havana – Cuba, the Spanish Embassy at the United Nations - New York, Las Americas Museum, Museum der Bildende Kunst, The National Gallery of Jamaica-Kingston and The Guayasamin Foundation.