Happy Birthday to María Brito

Happy Birthday to sculptor, painter, and professor María Brito, born in Havana, Cuba, on October 10, 1947.  At age 13, Brito and her brother were smuggled out of Cuba to the US in a program known as “Pedro Pan”.  Brito earned two arts degrees, in art education from the University of Miami and in fine arts from Florida International University.  When she began work with ceramics, she found her heart’s mode of artistic expression.  Brito has won numerous awards for her creations, including two National Endowment fellowships and two Cintas Fellowships.  In 1993, Brito participated with other Cuban-American artists in the Cuban Artists of the 20th Century Exhibition. (Image by American Art Archives, Smithsonian Institution.)

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