Luis Eliades Rodríguez
Born June 22, 1941, Luis Eliades Rodríguez Martínez is considered by many to be the grandfather of the Baracoan art school. Many young aspiring artists have studied with this revered artist.
Eliades graduated from the School of Art in Santiago de Cuba and became a professor of art. He has participated in over 40 group and 40 one-man shows, both nationally and internationally and has received many prizes for his paintings. His style covers a range of different mediums including ink on paper, oil on canvas and watercolors. He is a fine portrait artist and is equally at home with the traditional Baracoan landscape.
His paintings can be found in the UNICEF Institute in New York and in private collections in Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Mexico, Puerto Rico, the U.S. and Europe.
He is on the consulting board of the Eliseo Osorio Gallery in Baracoa and judges many local and regional art shows.