El Barbero del Barrio

Luis Alberto Villalon Rades

(Mella, Cuba),
Oil on Canvas (11 1/2 x 15 1/2), 2001

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Born - 1950
Biography - Villalon is a member of El Grupo Bayate, the collective of self-taught artists in the village of Mella, an hour outside of santiago de Cuba, in eastern Cuba. He has exhibited his work in numerous exhibits of the grupo Bayate artists, both in Cuba and the United States. His work was included in the Por Un Mundo Mejor / For a Better World exhibition at Indigo Arts Gallery in October and November 2002. When not painting, Villalon works as a photographer and a food vendor.