José Ramón Alejandro

Cuba, 1943


José Ramón Alejandro was born in 1943 in Havana, Cuba. After living in Buenos Aires and Montevideo in the early 1960s, Alejandro moved to Paris in 1963, and spent the next 30 years in France, working as an artist, book illustrator and designer. He had his first exhibition at the Galerie Lambert and went on to participate in shows throughout Europe, Israel and the United States. His work was included in the Outside Cuba exhibition, and is in the permanent collection of the Miami-Dade Public Library. From 1968 to 1981 Alejandro had seven one-man shows at private galleries in Paris, Geneva, and Miami, the one in the last-mentioned city constituting his sole individual presentation in the United States to date. He has participated in more than thirty art shows in Europe, in cities in Belgium, Italy and Yugoslavia, in addition to one in Israel. He was a participant in the first exhibit of erotic art ever to be staged, presented in 1968 by the museums of Lund, Sweden, and Aarhus, Denmark, and in the show entitled "Erotic and Obscene Images" that was put on at the Images Gallery in Paris in 1974. Alejandro has contributed to a number of book exhibitions devoted to limited editions illustrated by artists of note. Alejandro moved to Miami in 1995 and founded Editions Deleatur in 1996, mostly to publish Cuban writers on the island and in exile.

Artworks by José Ramón Alejandro