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Cuban Sculptor Jose Villa Soberon received the National Award of Plastic Arts
The award was won by Soberon since last 10 of November for his key work in the Cuban plastic patrimony for more than two decades.

His work, projected in urban and open spaces, has immortalized in different Cuban cities personalities from all over the world, among them it is worth mentioning Benny More in Cienfuegos and Mother Theresa of Calcutta and Antonio Gades in Havana Old Town.

Even though many of his pieces, abstract or figurative, are exposed outside Cuba, his work has consolidated in the Island through the dialogue of the passers by with his characters made out from bronze, marble or other resistant material.

The jury was chaired over by the caricaturist Rene de la Nuez and by another 18 personalities from the contemporary plastic world, such as the painters Arturo Montoto, Lesbia Vent Dumois and Sandra Ramos, the sculptor Ramón Casas and the art critic Adelaida de Juan.

The award was created in 1994 by the National Council of Plastic Arts and has so far been won by Alfredo Sosabravo, Raúl Martínez, Antonio Vidal, Rita Longa, Pedro Pablo Oliva and Adigio Benítez.


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