Amelia Peláez Visual Artist

Amelia pelaez

Amelia Peláez del Casal (5 January 1896 – 8 April 1968) was an important Cuban painter of the Avant-garde generation. Amelia was born in 1896 in Yaguajay, in the former Cuban province of Las Villas (now Sancti Spíritus Province). In 1915, her family moved to Havana, to the La Víbora district, and this gave her the opportunity to enter the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes "San Alejandro" at the rather late age of 20 years (students at this academy usually start at 12–13 years of age). She was among Leopoldo Romañach's favourite students. By 1924, she exposed her paintings for the first time, along with another Cuban female painter, María Pepa Lamarque. She transferred to Europe in 1927, and established herself in Paris, although she paid short visits to Spain, Italy and other countries. In Paris, she took drawing courses at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière, and later entered the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, and the École du Louvre. In 1931, she started studying with female Russian painter Alexandra Exter. The Zak Gallery hosted her paintings in 1933, and next year she returned to Cuba.

Personal details

Date of birth
January 5th, 1896
Place of birth
Villa Clara Province
Date of death
April 8th, 1968 at age of 72
Place of death
Havana, Cuba


1. Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes San Alejandro"" Educational Institution

Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes “San Alejandro” is the oldest and most prestigious fine arts school in Cuba. It is located in Marianao a suburb of Havana. It was founded in 1818 at the Convent of San Alejandro by the French painter, Jean Baptiste Vermay, who was its first director. It is located today in a monumental building built in the early 1940s.

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Notable alumni by gender

People attended Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes San Alejandro"" connected by profession and/or age

b. 1895., Visual Artist
b. 1902., Painting Artist
b. 1941., Award Winner
b. 1966., Artist
b. 1959., Award Winner
b. 1944., Artist
b. 1913., Painting Artist
b. 1915.


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