Salvador Corratgé 

(Cuba 1928-2014) Salvador Corratgé joined the San Alejandro School of Art in 1949 and the School of Architecture from 1950-1951.  He left both careers to initiate a lifetime dedication to abstract art focusing in Geometric and Organic abstraction under strong influence of the Japanese applied arts. in 1953 he showed alongside the members of Los Once, a group of Havana artists focused in Tachism and Abstract Expressionism. In the late 1950’s, Corratge became one of the members of the group 10 Pintores Concretos (1958-1961). After the 1959 Cuban Revolution he became the Cultural Attaché in the Czech Republic (1963 to 1967), and at the Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea (1977 to 1981). In 1961 he was one of the founding members of the Union de Escritores y Artistas de Cuba (UNEAC). In 1995 he received the Cultural National Award for the State Council, the highest distinction given to an artist in Cuba. He continued his research and work within the lines of abstraction with focus on Geometry and Concretism.