Felix Beltrán

Félix Alberto Beltrán Concepción is a Cuban artist. He has had an important career as a graphic designer, painter, draftsman and engraver.

He studied in United States between 1956 and 1960, studying graphic design, painting and lithography at the School of Visual Arts, New School for Social Research and Pratt Graphic Art Center in New York City. He has a long professional experience because he worked on different publications and institutions.

 

Felix Beltrán

Felix Beltrán

Felix Beltrán

 

Between 1953 and 1956 he was a designer for Publicidad McCann Erickson Co., and was a juror in 1974 of VI Biennale des Arts Graphiques in Czechoslovakia and in 1976 of 6th International Poster Biennale in Zaçheta Gallerand, Warsaw, Polond. Since the middle of the 1980s he has resided in Mexico City, where he became the curator of Archivo Gráfico Internacional at the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana. He also was a professor of Graphic Design in the Instituto Superior de Diseño Industrial (ISDI) (1980-1982), Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA) (1976 - 1982), in Havana, Cuba; at the Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Tamaulipas and the Universidad Iberoamericana in México. At present time, he is a professor at Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana also in México.

Felix Beltrán

Felix Beltrán

Individual exhibitions

His personal exhibitions include: in 1971 "Símbolos de Félix Beltrán" in Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de La Habana, Havana, Cuba; "Exhibition Hall Ruski Avenue",in Sofia, Bulgaria and after 1990 he did "Pinturas Deconstructivas de Félix Beltrán" in different galeries of Mexico City, like Galery Frida Kahlo, Gallery Santos Balmori, Gallery Artis and Gallery Trazo.

Collective exhibitions

He also took part in many collective exhibitions like one in 1960 at New Gallery, New York, U.S.A.; in 1966 at the Gutenberg Museum, Frankfurt, Germany; International Trade Marks Exhibition, New York, U.S.A. and in "Affiches Cubains" at the Musée d’Art et Industrie, Paris, France. Another exhibitions were in The Latin American Graphics Arts Biennial and Museum of Contemporary and Hispanic Art (MOCHA), New York City, in 1986.

2017 History of Graphic Design

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