Carmen Herrera

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Carmen Herrera
Born(1915-05-31)May 31, 1915
DiedFebruary 13, 2022(2022-02-13) (aged 106)
Known forPainting
MovementAbstract Expressionism

Carmen Herrera (May 31, 1915 – February 13, 2022) was a Cuban-American abstract, minimalist painter. She was born in Havana. She lived in New York City beginning in the mid-1950s. Herrera's abstract works brought her international recognition late in life.

Herrera became known for her landscape abstract art based in Cuba such as Blanco y Verde (1959) which depicts landscape of the Cuban oceanside. Some of her work appears at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C..[2]

Herrera showed her art many times at the Salon des Réalités Nouvelles beginning in 1949.[3]

She turned 100 in May 2015.[4] Herrera died at her Manhattan apartment on February 13, 2022 at the age of 106.[5]

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  1. "Overlooked But Undeterred, A 101-Year-Old Artist Finally Gets Her Due". Retrieved 2017-03-27.
  2. "Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art". Smithsonian American Art Museum. Retrieved 2017-03-27.
  3. Brodsky, Estrellita B. (2013). Dorothy Feaver (ed.). Carmen Herrera: Works on Paper = Opere su Carta, 2010-2012. London: Lisson Gallery. ISBN 9780947830397.
  4. Russeth, Andrew (2015-06-05). "'Don't Be Intimidated About Anything': Carmen Herrera at 100". ARTnews. Retrieved 2015-06-18.
  5. McFadden, Robert D. (2022-02-13). "Carmen Herrera, Cuban-Born Artist Who Won Fame at 89, Dies at 106". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2022-02-13.

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