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Ruperto Jay Matamoros

(b. Santiago de Cuba)
Serigraph on paper (20 x 27 1/2), 1999

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1912  in San Luis, Santiago province, to 2008, in Havana, Cuba.

Biography -Jay Matamoros was certainly the oldest and greatest surviving popular or "primitive" painter in Cuba. He painted since before 1937, when he entered the Free Painting and Sculpture Studio. He participated in his first collective exhibition in Havana, and received an honorary mention from the Department of Culture.