I will be away from the gallery from July 28th to August 27th.  The website is receiving orders as usual, and I should be able to respond to inquiries within a few days, but orders will not be shipped before August 28th.  

The Indigo Arts website has remained active over the last year despite the widespread shutdowns due to the COVID-19 virus.   I have been able to resume regular operations.  I am able to pack and ship most orders within a few days.   Shipping times have increased during this period.  The gallery is open to visitors on an appointment only basis.   Please phone or email ahead.  

Note:  USPS service remains very  slow.   I don't recommend it if you are in a hurry.   Parcels sent by 2 or 3 Day Priority Mail may take 2 to 4 weeks to arrive.  Pleae note also that USPS shipping estimates include little or no insurance, which we must charge separately.
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Luis Joaquin Rodriguez Arias

About the Artist

Luis Joaquin Rodriguez Arias and his grand-daughter (photo courtesy of his son, El Estudiante).
Luis Joaquin Rodriguez Arias and his grand-daughter (photo courtesy of his son, El Estudiante).
Luis Joaquin Rodriguez Arias with one of his paintings, "Navidad 1949" at the 2014 International Folk Art Market. ( Photograph © Anthony Hart Fisher).
Luis Joaquin Rodriguez Arias with one of his paintings, "Navidad 1949" at the 2014 International Folk Art Market. ( Photograph © Anthony Hart Fisher).

Luis Joaquin Rodriguez Arias  "El Maestro"
Born - 1942, in Herrera, Holguin province, Cuba.
Biography - A member and the acknowledged leader of the 'Bayate' group of self- taught artists in the Village of Mella, near Santiago de Cuba. He is known as "El Maestro" to distinguish him from his son, Luis Rodriguez Ricardo, who goes by “El Estudiante”.  His paintings depict the events of daily life in small-town and countryside Cuba.  He first exhibited in 1983 and has since been in numerous group shows in Cuba and the United States.  His work was included in shows at Indigo Arts Gallery in 2002 and 2009.  In 2014 and 2015 he exhibited his work at the International Folk Art Market in Santa Fe, NM.

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Luis Joaquin Rodriguez Arias (Mella, Cuba)
SKU: LRA1403

Oil on Canvas (25 1/4 x 39 1/4, 64 cm x 100cm), framed by artist. 1998

$2500

Los Ultimos Vecinos
SKU: LRA-1602

(Mella, Cuba)
Oil on Canvas (18" x 27", 46 cm x 68cm). Framed.
2016

$2000

Pancho
SKU: LRA-1601

(Mella, Cuba)
Oil on Canvas (11" x 14", 28 cm x 36cm). Framed.
2015

$675 Framed

Product Status: 
Sold
Luis Joaquin Rodriguez Arias (Mella, Cuba)
SKU: LRA1501

Oil on Canvas (8 3/4" x 11 3/4"). 2012

$500

Product Status: 
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Luis Joaquin Rodriguez Arias
SKU: RodriguezSr-8

(Mella, Cuba),
Serigraph Exhibition Poster(26 x 18 1/2), 2001

$200

Product Status: 
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Luis Joaquin Rodriguez Arias (Mella, Cuba)
SKU: LRA-1502

Oil on Canvas (5 1/2" x 7"). 2014

$200

Product Status: 
Sold