Ruperto Jay Matamoros

Santiago de Cuba, March 27, 1912.

Education and Professional Experience

Self-taught artist, in 1937 he entered the Free Studio of Painting and Sculpture directed by Eduardo Abela, with René Portocarrero, Rita Longa, Mariano Rodríguez and Domingo Ravenet as professors, among others.

He made more than 15 solo shows and participated in over 30 group exhibitions in Cuba, Italy, France, Sweden, the United States of America, Mexico, Switzerland and Russia, among other countries.

Awards and Residencies

Among the most important prizes he received were the National Prize of Plastic Arts in 2000 and Mention of Honor at the 2nd Triennial of Naif Art in Bratislava, Slovakia.


His works are in the National Museum of Fine Arts, Cuba; Ignacio Agramonte Museum, Camagüey, Cuba; Baconao National Park, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, and in  private collections in the United States of America, Italy, England, France and Switzerland, among other countries.

Exhibitions in Villa Manuela

Recount of a prize

Collective July 2004

Recount of a year

Collective July 2005

Artworks (3)

Like an Old Tree

Ruperto Jay Matamoros 2000

The Fountain of Life

Ruperto Jay Matamoros 1994

Life and Destiny of the Author

Ruperto Jay Matamoros 1992