Mario Garcia Portela (Pinar del Rio, 1942)

Portela is one of the boldface names of Cuban landscape painting. As an icon of the genre and a reference for both the finest and youngest artists, this painter comes from Pinar del Rio, the province that some people call the regional school of landscape, of which this artist is its undisputed master and founder.
Mario is a member of Cuba’s National Union of Writers and Artists (UNEAC), Drawing and Painting professor and has a Degree in History and Social Sciences. His vast professional career includes teaching tenures at the School of Fine Arts and the Pinar del Rio Pedagogical Institute and more than a dozen national prizes. He’s taken part in over a hundred collective exhibitions in Cuba, Chile, Costa Rica, Panama, Mexico, Trinidad & Tobago, Canada, the U.S., Spain, Germany, France, Italy, Malaysia, Lebanon and Norway.

Museo de Arte de Pinar del Río (MAPRI). Pinar del Río. Cuba.