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Anthony Ardavin was born in Santiago de Cuba in 1950. He graduated from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida, with a Bachelor in Arts. Today, Ardavin is active as a painter, sculptor, curator, and art professor. He paints a world of imagination that is nostalgia of the past; and usually works with the human figure against a background of geometric forms. The work is intimate, delicate, and poignant. In his words, “I am a narrative artist, I paint about what I know, my painting is primarily biographical. These are stories from my native country, or experiences that I have had throughout my journey. In my work, cultures overlap, coexist, and intermingle. I paint the past and the present, the contemporary and the primitive.” Anthony Ardavin has exhibited in various cities across the United States and in Mexico. His works are part of important museum and corporate collections, among them, the Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, Tennessee; the Michael C. Carlos Museum, Atlanta, Georgia; and Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, Florida.

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