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Juan Gil Garcia Cuba Landscape with Palms Oil on Canvas on Board
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Juan Gil Garcia ‘Cuban, 1879-1930’ Landscape with palms oil on canvas on board signed, lower right "J. Gil Garcia ". Image 15 1/2 x 10 1.4 inches. Overall 19 x 14 inches. Juan Gil García born in Madrid, Spain in 1876, died in 1932, Habana, Cuba. He moved to Cuba near the end of the 19th century. In the Island he developed, on his canvases, the theme of the national landscape, combined with the fruits and flowers of the country. His painting was the first in Cuba in giving great relevance to the local fruits, expressing, through their opulent and tasty forms, the sensuality and fertility of his adoptive homeland. The Magazine Bohemia, in 1917, dedicated seven front pages to reproduce his artworks Cocos (Coconuts), Anones, Mangos (Mangoes), Zapotes, Naranjas (Oranges), Plátanos (Bananas) and Mameyes. In 1916 and 1917, he exhibited at the Fine Arts Salon, in Havana. It wasn’t until May of 1971 that he was granted the first personal exhibit at the Museo de Arte Colonial (Colonial Art Museum), in Havana.