Humberto Dionisio

Humberto Dionisio
Havana, Cuba
Miami, Florida
born Havana, Cuba 1950-died Miami, FL 1987
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Sculptor, born in Havana, Cuba. Dionisio graduated from Havana’s National School of Design in 1974 and was class valedictorian. That year he exhibited his works for the first time and was honored with the Award of the Cuban Committee to UNESCO. In 1980, fleeing government censorship, he joined other Cubans leaving Mariel Bay by boat and came to the United States. He lived and worked as an artist in Miami until his untimely death in 1987.

Latino Art and Culture Bilingual Study Guide (Washington, D.C.: National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 1996)

Works by This Artist (2 items)

Untitled (White Crucifix)

mixed media: painted plywood, plastic doll, collaged paper, painted iron, mirror, Plexiglas, coral, silver flatware, metal foil, pebbles, rhinestone jewelry, fake pearls, shells, hair, synthetic and natural fabric, nails and screws


mixed media: driftwood, vine, iron wire, coral, natural and synthetic fabrics, natural and synthetic ropes, iron nails and steel nails