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Alejandro Anreus

Alejandro Anreus was born in Havana, Cuba on the 11th of September, 1960. He grew up in his maternal grandparent's home in Vedado. The nephew of actresses Gladys and Idalia Anreus, he was exposed to theatre, film, literature and painting and sculpture from an early age. At the Museo Nacional he was profoundly affected by the sight of Collazo's La siesta, Enríquez' El rapto de las mulatas and Antonia Eiriz' La anunciación. In 1970 part of the family went into exile, settling in Elizabeth, New Jersey. In the mid to late 1970s Anreus was a member of Abdala, A Cuban exile anti-Castro group with a social-democratic ideology. Through this group he met and befriended the sculptor Roberto Estopiñán, who would be one of his mentors.


Private studies with sculptor Mario Santi, Elizabeth, NJ

Life drawing and painting with Isaac Soyer, Art Students League of New York

Lithography with José Luis Cuevas, Mexico City

BA in art history, Kean College, Union, NJ

MA in art history, City University of New York, NYC

PhD in art history, City University of New York, NYC


Oscar B. Cintas Foundation

Oscar B. Cintas Foundation

New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Individual Artist Grant (Drawing)

Recent Exhibitions

Buscando América (one person), Aljira Center for the Arts, Newark, New Jersey

American Voices (two person with photographer Julio Nazario), Edge Art, Rahway, New Jersey
(From 1981 through 1987 Anreus was represented by Schweyer-Galdo Galleries, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, where he had a one person exhibition every two years)

Public Collections

The Museum of the Americas, Washington, DC
The Art Institute of Chicago
The Detroit Institute of Art
Museo del Papel Omar Rayo, Roldanillo, Colombia
Museo José Luis Cuevas, Mexico City
Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
The Montclair Art Museum
Catedral de Puebla, Puebla, Mexico

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