Luis Miguel Valdes, Biography
Born in Cuba in 1949, resides and works between Havana, Mexico and Miami. He studied painting, drawing, engraving and sculpture at the National Art School in Havana until 1969, specializing in painting and printmaking. In 1976, together with a group of established artists, he founded the “Instituto Superior de Arte” of Havana, where he became the Director of the Printmaking Department and teacher of several generations of artists. In 1983, he was offered an internship at the prestigious “Atelier 17” in Paris, France – where Pablo Picasso and Francisco Toledo also worked- under the direction of Stanley William Hayter.