Salvador Gonzalez Escalona, Cuban (1948 - )

Salvador González is an AfroCuban painter and sculptor well known for his murals around the world.  His murals are collective events involving the community they are painted in and represent a transference of AfroCuban culture to a new home.


1960 Began in the arts, specializing in painting and applied art.
1980 Showed at the "Arte Popular Cubano" exhibit at the Artes Decorativas Museum, Havana, Cuba
1981 Showed at the "Artesania y Revolucion" exhibit, together with the grupo Caribe in the Galeria de Arte de la Casa Estudiantil de la FEU, Havana University
1983 Showed at the "Expresiones Artisticas" exhibit at the Cuban Association of Artists and Artesans
1984 Applied Arts show at the Varadero Tourism Convention
1985 "Latin American Art Anniversary," at the Fondo Cubano de Bienes Culturales
1986 Personal show, "Homage to Don Fernando Ortiz" in the Casa de Africa that he founded.
Show at the City of Havana Museum
Show in the Seychelle Islands

"Yoruba Poem" show at Cuban Culture Day, Hotel Habana Libre
Show at the Havana International Fair, Casa de Obrapia, City Museum

Show at the Union de Periodistas de Cuba, with the group "Raices Profundas"

1987 Show at the San Miguel del Padron Gallery, with the group "Raices Profundas"
Group show in Rome, Italy, with the Cuban Association of Artists and Artesans
"Hommage to the King of the Yorubas, the Ooni of Ife" on the occasion of his visit to Cuba, City Museum
Show at the Castillo de la Fuerza, with "Raices Profundas"
1988 Show at the Casa de Africa, Havana: "Hommage to Don Fernando Ortiz, The Song of Ekue"


1989 "Palo Monte": Mural dedicated to religious culture, Casa de Africa, City Museum
1990 First outdoor AfroCuban mural: Callejon de Hamel, Havana
1991 "El hijo del sol": a 350 m2 mural on the Caracas Hilton, Venezuela
Mural on Rancho Boyeros Ave, with the group Danes Arte por Vida, Havana
1992 Mural at the Escuela Superior on Isla Floro, Noruega
Mural in hommage to Nieve Fresneda, Casa Comunal del Municipio Plaza, Havana
1993 "Ancestros": mural in Xochimilco, Mexico
"Metamorfosis": teatro Mella, Havana
"Ceremonia Egun": Architecural College, Cuba
1994 "Sol de America": at the Queretaro Anthropological Museum, Mexico
Mural at the Instituto Indigenista Otomi, Mexico
Mural at the Universidad Autonoma de Mexico
"Madre Agua": Copenhagen, Denmark

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