Roberto Fabelo

Cuba, 1951


Roberto Fabelo was born in Camagüey, Cuba in 1951. Roberto Fabelo is one of Cuba's most well-known and prolific artists. He is a graduate of La Escuela Nacional de Arte (The National School of Art), 1972. Fabelo's work is a nexus of many social, political, anthropological and historical influences resulting in a unique beauty, oddity, shock, and almost a metaphysical sense of the original. He is commonly introspective in his works, reflecting the beauty of dereliction and the consciousness of a youthful populace mixed from Spanish and African slave ancestry. He was the recipient of the UNESCO Promotion of the Plastic Arts award in 1996 and the National Prize for Plastic Arts in Cuba. Roberto Fabelo illustrated the new edition of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude. Fabelo's art can be found in the following collections: - Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, La Habana; Modern Art Museum of New Delhi, India; Nordillaan Kunstmuseum Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark; Museum of Modern Art, Mexico City; Galeria degli Uffizi, Florence; United Nations Headquarters, New York; Cuba Avant Garde, The Howard and Patricia Farber Collection. Source:

Artworks by Roberto Fabelo