Lady in Red by Orlando Raphael Quevedo
About the Artist:
Orlando Rafael Quevedo was born on Janauary 1st, 1970 in Holguin, Cuba. At an early age he showed an interest in fine arts and specifically drawing. He started his fine art education in 1982, attending the highly respected vocational school of art. At the age of 8 he won the first prize at the National Celebration of the History of Cuba Competition, surpassing 14 to 18 year old students. He continued his studies at the Professional School of Fine Art in Holquin, where only five students are chosen to attend. Orlando received his Masters Degree from the Superior Art Institute of Havana, Cuba in 1993.
One of the first works which one can observe his promising talent for painting was an oil portrait painting of his grandmother. Until this Day the portrait is featured in one of the most important art school museums in Cuba.