Notable Cuban designer Félix Beltrán passed away

the remarkable cuban designer Félix Juan Alberto Beltrán Concepción passed away on December 28 at the age of 84. The news was confirmed by the Mexican Typography Association, of which he was a founding member.

The School of Design of the National Institute of Fine Arts of Mexico, the country where Beltrán resided, expressed its sorrow for the death of the renowned artist, whom it highlighted as “master of countless generations of Graphic Design.”

The National Institute of Fine Arts and Literature of that country also regretted the death of Beltrán, which it described as an irreparable loss for art and design, according to public the digital portal infobae.

Born in Cuba in 1938, the artist began with 15 years in the world of design until building an extensive and solid career. He trained at the New York School of Visual Arts and also studied painting at the American School of Art.

Called by many “the father of the Cuban poster”, Félix Beltrán is considered one of the greatest representatives of design in Latin America. During his career, he received three Honoris Causa Doctorates, more than 140 awards, and since 1963 he has continued to teach at different institutions and lectures at international events.

Beltrán was a professor at the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana de México, a member of the Advisory Council of the Universidad Anáhuac, and an Honorary Member of the Mexican Academy of Design.

In Cuba, he was a professor at the Higher Institute of Industrial Design (ISDI) and at the University of the Arts. His works were exhibited at the National Museum of Fine Arts in Havana, in Europe and in different Mexican galleries.

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