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Abelardo Morell

Also Known as: Abe Morell, Abelardo Morrell

Havana, Cuba 1948

Active in:

  • Quincy, Massachusetts
  • Brookline, Massachusetts
  • New York, New York


Abelardo Morell was born in Havana. As a child he felt a sense of alienation and isolation in Cuba, feelings that remained when he moved as a teenager with his family to New York City. Although he later studied comparative religion at Bowdoin College, he eventually took up photography as a way to express his feelings as an immigrant to the United States during the turbulent 1960s.

Jonathan Yorba Arte Latino: Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum (New York and Washington, D.C.: Watson-Guptill Publications, in cooperation with the Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2001)