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Luis Marianno Frometa

Luis Marianno Frometa teaches art at the University.  He is both a sculptor and visual artist whose one history parallels that of the emerging Cuban nation.  He fought in the revolution under Castro, and had strong artistic connections with Russia, where many of his sculptures were commissioned for civic display.  (The photograph of Frometa as a young man was taken when he visited Russia).

He has created many of the sculptures that can be found throughout his home city of Santiago, and during the 1990's he was commissioned to create a bust of Pope John Paul the Second in commemoratino of the pontiff's historic visit to the country.  The work is permanenty displayed in the Cobre, one of Cuba's most important churches.

Frometa lives in Calle Heredia, which is represented in his painting of that name.  The portrait is that of his daughter.  His two sons have followed in the footsteps of their father by becoming successful artists in their own right.
of Santiago

Frometa, Luis, (1999) Oleo (71 x 97 cm)