Jorge Arche (1905-1956) was a modern Cuban artist. His oil paintings were realistic, but also full of Classical and Expressionist elements. He is considered a forerunner, along with Victor Manuel Garcia, in bringing a modern style to Cuban art. Part of the vanguard movement that took place in Havana beginning in the 1920′s, Arche became one of the first to help define a singular Cuban art. This portrait of Martí, painted in 1943, exemplifies his style - combining classical portraiture with lush and fully developed landscape backgrounds.


  • Title: José Martí
  • Creator: Jorge Arche
  • Date Created: 1943
  • Location: Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana
  • Physical Dimensions: 86 x 68.5 cm
  • Medium: oil on canvas

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