Cesar Santos (Cuban-American, b. 1982) has worldly art education, with works viewed around the globe- from the Annigoni Museum in Italy and the Beijing Museum in China, to Chelsea, New York. Santos studied at Miami Dade College, where he earned his arts degree in 2003. He then attended the New World School of the Arts before traveling to Florence, Italy. In 2006, he completed the “Fundamental Program in Drawing and Painting” at the Angel Academy of Art in Florence studying under Michael John Angel, a student of artist Pietro Annigoni.
Santos’ work reflects both classical and modern interpretations juxtaposed within one painting. His influences range from the Renaissance, to the masters of the nineteenth century, to Modernism. With superb technique, he infuses a harmony between the natural and the conceptual to create works that are provocative and dramatic.
Among Santos’ solo exhibitions are “Paisajes y Retratos (Landscapes and Portraits)” in the National Gallery in San Jose, Costa Rica; “Syncretism” at the Eleanor Ettinger Chelsea Gallery in New York; “Beyond Realism” with Oxenberg Fine Art in the Miami Wynwood Art District and “New Impressions” at the Greenhouse Gallery in San Antonio, among many others.
The artist has received numerous accolades, including first place in a Metropolitan Museum of Art competition. His work has been exhibited throughout the U.S., Europe and Latin America, including the Frost Art Museum in Miami, the Villa Bardini Museum in Italy and the National Gallery in Costa Rica.