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Cuban painter Rafael Soriano (1920-2015) was an acclaimed master of geometric abstraction and a global figure in the twentieth-century art world; his work resonated with international artists of Latin American origin like Roberto Matta, Rufino Tamayo, and Wifredo Lam. As a result of the Cuban Revolution, Soriano immigrated to the United States in 1962.
Between October 27,2017 and January 28,2018, the Frost Art Museum is hosting the exhibition "Rafael Soriano:The Artist as Mystic,"organized by the McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College, in collaboration with the Rafael Soriano Foundation, and curated by Elizabeth Thompson Goizueta. An unprecedented examination of his life's work, this exhibition focuses on the multiple influences that nurtured a style where, in his words,"the intimate and the cosmic converge."
Duany, Dr. Jorge; Thompson Goizueta, Elizabeth; Anreus, Dr. Alejandro; McEwen, Dr. Abigail; and Soriano, Hortensia, "Rafael Soriano: The Abstract Art Movement in Cuba and Beyond, A Panel Discussion" (2018). Cuban Research Institute Events. 333.
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