José Garcia Montebravo

About the Artist

Jose Garcia Montebravo Cienfuegos, Cuba, 2000 ( Photograph © Anthony Hart Fisher)
Jose Garcia Montebravo Cienfuegos, Cuba, 2000 ( Photograph © Anthony Hart Fisher)
José Garcia Montebravo with La Infanta de Filadelphia at Indigo Arts, Philadelphia, Pa, July 17, 2002 ( Photograph © Anthony Hart Fisher)
José Garcia Montebravo with La Infanta de Filadelphia at Indigo Arts, Philadelphia, Pa, July 17, 2002 ( Photograph © Anthony Hart Fisher)
Tomb of José Garcia Montebravo Cienfuegos, Cuba, 2009 ( Photograph courtesy of his family)
Tomb of José Garcia Montebravo Cienfuegos, Cuba, 2009 ( Photograph courtesy of his family)

October 15, 1953 - July 9, 2010. Cienfuegos, Cuba.
Biography - A self-taught artist, Montebravo began to paint in 1980 and had his first solo exhibition in 1984. He lived throughout his career in the town of Cienfuegos, where he was a leading member of the art community. He was an enthusiastic mentor to many younger artists. Montebravo painted strong portrayals of religious figures, particularly the orishas, or Santeria deities. Many of his paintings depict birds, animals and the lush Cuban plant life, with a strength which suggests an allegorical or religious symbolism as well. He exhibited individually and collectively, in Europe and the United States as well as in Cuba. Montebravo was featured in an article by Joan Pearlman in the Folk Art Messenger (Winter/Spring 2001).

Monte was featured in many exhibits at Indigo Arts Gallery between 1999 and 2010. In 2002 he was able to visit our Philadelphia gallery. In the course of one day at Indigo Arts he painted the Infanta de Filadelphia. Monte fell ill in September 2009, and sadly passed away on July 9th, 2010.

In the fall and winter of 2014-2015 Indigo Arts presented Escenas Fantasticas, a retrospective of Montebravo's work.

View his Artist's Statement HERE.

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José Garcia Montebravo
SKU: JGM1406

Mixed media on paper
(50 x 65cm sheet, 19.625" x 25.5"), Framed.
2004

$1200 (framed)
José Garcia Montebravo
SKU: JGM-128

Acrylic, ink and colored pencil on paper
(19 1/2" x 25 1/2"), Framed.
2001

$1075 (framed)
José Garcia Montebravo
SKU: JGM-102

Acrylic, ink and colored pencil on paper
(19 1/2" x 25 1/2"), 2002

$ 850
José Garcia Montebravo
SKU: JGM-94

(Cienfuegos, Cuba),
Linocut on paper
(15" x 20"), #35/54, 2006
Framed

$675 framed
José Garcia Montebravo
SKU: JGM-93

Linocut on paper
(14" x 20"), #P/A, 2006

$450
José Garcia Montebravo
SKU: JGM-74

Ink on paper
(8 1/2" x 11 3/4"), 2006

$300
José Garcia Montebravo
SKU: JGM-95

Linocut on paper
(8" x 6 3/4"), #17/20, 2007

$250
Imagene en Amarillo
SKU: JGM-0016

(Cienfuegos, Cuba),
Acrylic on Canvas (14" x 12 1/2"), 2000
ex. Private collection, Indigo Arts Gallery

Price on Request
Gallo Malayo
SKU: JGM-0902

José Garcia Montebravo (Cienfuegos, Cuba),
Oil on canvas.  Framed.
(31 1/2" x 23 1/2"), 2009

Price on Request
El Ashé Esta en Cuba serie "Infantas del Monte"
SKU: JGM-1408

(Cienfuegos, Cuba),
Acrylic on canvas
(39 1/4" x 32", 100cm x 81cm), 2004.
Note:  Canvas is stretched but not framed.  Conservation and restoration work done by Gerald Hoepfner.

Price on request
José Garcia Montebravo

(Cienfuegos, Cuba),
Oil on Canvas
(18" x 23 3/4"), 2008

Price on Request
José Garcia Montebravo
SKU: 
JGM-0902

(Cienfuegos, Cuba),
Oil on canvas
(31 1/2" x 23 1/2"), 2009

Price on Request
José Garcia Montebravo
SKU: 
JGM-1403)

José Garcia Montebravo (Cienfuegos, Cuba),
Acrylic, ink and colored pencil on paper
(19 1/2" x 25 1/2"), 2005
Framed

 

Price on Request
José Garcia Montebravo
SKU: 
JGM-1405

José Garcia Montebravo (Cienfuegos, Cuba),
Mixed media on paper
(50 x 65cm sheet, 19.625" x 25.5"), Framed.
2006

Price on Request
José Garcia Montebravo
SKU: JGM-1401

Acrylic, ink and colored pencil on paper
(19 1/2" x 25 1/2"), 2005

$900
Product Status: 
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José Garcia Montebravo
SKU: JGM-8

(Cienfuegos, Cuba),
Acrylic on Paper (14x18), 1998

$750 Framed
Product Status: 
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José Garcia Montebravo
SKU: JGM-0310

(Cienfuegos, Cuba),
Acrylic on paper
(18 1/4" x 13 1/2"), 1998
Framed

 

$750 Framed
Product Status: 
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José Garcia Montebravo
SKU: JGM-0716

Ink on paper
(18" x 14"), 1994

$750 framed
Product Status: 
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José Garcia Montebravo
SKU: JGM0717

Ink on paper
(18" x 14"), 1994

$750 framed
Product Status: 
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Escena Fantastica (VIII)
SKU: JGM-0020

Escenas Fantasticas VIII 
José Garcia Montebravo (Cienfuegos, Cuba),
Acrylic and ink on Paper (9 1/2" x 15"), 2000
Framed

$550 Framed
Product Status: 
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José Garcia Montebravo
SKU: JGM-47

(Cienfuegos, Cuba),
Ink on paper
(9 1/2" x 13 1/2"), Framed.
1999

$ 550 Framed
Product Status: 
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José Garcia Montebravo
SKU: JGM-133

Ink, acrylic on paper
(9 1/2" x 15"), Framed.
2000

$550 Framed
Product Status: 
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Escena Fantastica (X)
SKU: JGM-0113

Ink, acrylic on paper
(15" x 20"), 2000

$500
Product Status: 
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José Garcia Montebravo
SKU: JGM-83

Ink, acrylic and colored pencil on paper
(8 1/2" x 11 3/4"), 2006

$400 framed
Product Status: 
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José Garcia Montebravo
SKU: JGM-82

Ink & colored pencil on paper
(6 1/4" x 10"), 2006

$400 framed
Product Status: 
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José Garcia Montebravo
SKU: JGM-104

Acrylic, ink and colored pencil on paper
(8" x 11"), 2008

$400 framed
Product Status: 
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Bucanero X
SKU: JGM0803

José Garcia Montebravo (Cienfuegos, Cuba, 1953-2010),
Ink, acrylic, colored pencil & collage on paper
(8 1/4 " x 10 1/4"), 2007

$300
Product Status: 
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José Garcia Montebravo
SKU: JGM0802

Ink, acrylic, colored pencil & mixed media on paper
(8 1/4 " x 10 1/4"), 2007

$250
Product Status: 
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Cachita con Pichones
SKU: JGM-0322

Cachita con Pichones 
José Garcia Montebravo (Cienfuegos, Cuba),
Acrylic on Canvas (27 x 20 1/2), Framed.
2003

Price on Request
Product Status: 
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El Pajaro Azul
SKU: JGM-0320

José Garcia Montebravo (Cienfuegos, Cuba),
Acrylic on Canvas (23 x 17), 2003
Ex. private collection.

Price on Request
Product Status: 
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José Garcia Montebravo
SKU: 
JGM0814

(Cienfuegos, Cuba),
Oil on canvas, with custom framing.
((21" x 17"), 2008

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Product Status: 
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José Garcia Montebravo

(Cienfuegos, Cuba),
Acrylic on canvas
((38" x 31"), 2007

Price on Request
Product Status: 
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José Garcia Montebravo - Infanta con Flores del Monte

(Cienfuegos, Cuba),
Oil on canvas
(31 1/2" x 23 1/2"), 2008

(framed)

Price on Request
Product Status: 
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José Garcia Montebravo

(Cienfuegos, Cuba),
Acrylic on canvas
(31 1/2" x 23 1/2"), 2009

Price on Request
Product Status: 
Sold