Jorge Hidalgo

Santiago de Cuba, 1941. Painter, draftsman and engraver

Education and Professional Experience

Bachelor in Arts and Literature by the University of Oriente.
President of the Provincial Committee of the Association of Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC) in the province of Holguín, and member of its National Council.
Member of the Association of Journalists of Cuba (UPEC).
Member of the International Association of Plastic Artists (AIAP).
Founding member of the Graphics Workshop in Holguín.
Founding member of the Engraving Workshop in Santiago de Cuba.
Member of Honor and founder of the Hermanos Saíz Artistic Brigade.

He has participated in numerous national and international exhibitions.

Founder and Art Director of the magazine Jigüe (1968-69).
Designer and illustrator of the magazine Santiago (1971-80).

 

Personal Exhibitions

2001 Painting and drawing exhibition at the Martínez Villena Hall in Havana.
El golpe de la madera (The Knocking of Wood). Xylographs La Estampa Gallery, Havana
1999 Expo Hidalgo’s, de Hidalgo e Hijo, at the UNEAC Gallery in Matanzas.
Pinturas y Dibujos (Paintings and Drawings). UNEAC Gallery in Guantánamo.
1998 En carne viva (Raw). Veinte Dibujos (Twenty Drawings). Covarrubias Hall of the National Theater, Havana.
1997 Tradición y modernidad (Tradition and Modernity). Jorge y José Manuel Hidalgo. Fausto Hall, UNEAC, Holguín.
1996 15 Pinturas y 25 Dibujos (15 Paintings and 25 Drawings). Alternative Hall of the Provincial Art Center, Holguín.
1995 Paintings by Hidalgo at Casa. Iberian American Gallery, Holguín.
1993 Graphics by Jorge Hidalgo, Fausto Cristo Gallery, UNEAC, Holguín.
1993 Pinturas y Dibujos (Paintings and Drawings). Cultural Center, Monterrey, Mexico.
1991 Iras, Marcas y Razones (Rages, Marks and Reasons), Provincial Art Center,  Holguín.
1988 Pinturas recientes (Recent Paintings), House of Culture Manuel Dositeo, Holguín.
1987 Xylographs at the Graphic Workshop in Holguín.
1986 fifteen Drawings at the Maiakowski Galerie, Germany.
1984 Paintings at Casa del Caribe, Santiago de Cuba.
1983 Paintings at the Red Craff Gallery, Saint George’s, Grenada.
Prints and Drawings at Yellow Point Gallery, Bridgetown, Barbados.
1982 Prints and Drawings at the UNEAC Hall, Santiago de Cuba.
1981 Apuntes (Notes), at the Universal Art Gallery, Santiago de Cuba.
1980 Drawings at El Zaguán Gallery, Santiago de Cuba.
1980 Paintings and Drawings at Oriente Gallery, Santiago de Cuba.

Awards and Residencies

Artistic awards

2003 Electa Arenal Prize in Plastic Arts.
1993 Prize in Painting at the UNEAC Provincial Salon.
1990 Mention at the Provincial Salon of Plastic Arts in Holguín.
1984 Mention in Engraving at the Intergrafik 84 International Salon.
1983 Prize in Painting of the Festival Arts from the Caribbean.
1982 Prize in Painting. Salon of the City of Santiago de Cuba.
1981 Prize in Painting. Salon of the City of Santiago de Cuba.
Premio in Illustration at the Salon of Graphic Propaganda.
Mention in Drawing. UNEAC Salon of Santiago de Cuba.
1980 Prize in Drawing. UNEAC Salon of Santiago de Cuba.
National Prize in Poster Art at the Festival of Cuban Poetry.
1979 Prize in Drawing of the National Salon of Solidarity.
Prize in Painting. Salon of the City of Santiago de Cuba.
1972 First Prize in Satirical Drawing at the UPEC Salon.

Other aknowledments

Diploma granted by the University of Oriente for 10 Years of Artistic Education.
Diploma granted by the Provincial Government of Santiago de Cuba for his contribution to Cuban culture.
Diploma granted by the Municipal Cultural Sector For 30 Years of Life in Art.
He received the Large Knocker of the City of Holguín for his merits in art.
He was granted the Shield of the Province of Holguín.
He received the distinction Silla del Chipinque delivered by the Government of the State of Nuevo León, Mexico.
He received the Raúl Gómez García medal from the National Trade Union for Education and Culture (SNTEC).
He was granted the replica of the lithographic machine of the Engraving Workshop.
He received the Order for National Culture, granted by the Cuban State.
He received the highest distinction granted by the territory: the Ax from Holguín Nicolás Guillén order, granted by UNEAC.

Collections

Some of his works are in diverse museums and private collections in Cuba and abroad.

Publications

He published the book Memorias del espejo, Adelaida del Mármol prize in poetry.
He has published essays on the visual arts in diverse media.

Exhibitions

VII Congreso

Collective July 2008

Recount of a year

Collective July 2005

The map which I live

Jorge Hidalgo June 2005

Artworks

VII Congreso

Jorge Hidalgo 2008

The map with which I live

Jorge Hidalgo 2004

Message for Caronte

Jorge Hidalgo 2005

The owner of the dog

Jorge Hidalgo 2004

Contortionist and his puppet

Jorge Hidalgo 2004

Known faces

Jorge Hidalgo 2004

The twisted

Jorge Hidalgo 2004

The line

Jorge Hidalgo 2005

Broken and fallen angel

Jorge Hidalgo 2004

The city

Jorge Hidalgo 2005

Clear sky

Jorge Hidalgo 2005

The horse's woman

Jorge Hidalgo 2004

Atocha child

Jorge Hidalgo 2003

It's just a little bird

Jorge Hidalgo 2004

Covered colossus

Jorge Hidalgo 2004

Bird hunter

Jorge Hidalgo 2004

The guardians

Jorge Hidalgo 2004

Prima operática absoluta

Jorge Hidalgo 2004

Snail colossus

Jorge Hidalgo 2003

Icarus' Fall

Jorge Hidalgo 2004