Cuban painter Adigio Benitez dies


Adigio Benitez at work in his studio

From Prensa Latina news agency:

Cuba Mourns Death of Painter Adigio Benitez

Havana, May 9. Local media are mourning today the passing of Cuban painter, engraver and academic Adigio Benitez, who died in this capital at the age of 89.

The … designer, illustrator and artist died yesterday, and according to his wishes, his body was cremated and the urn containing his ashes will remain on temporary display at a funeral parlor located in Havana’s Vedado neighborhood.

Born in 1924, Benitez felt an interest in the arts starting in his childhood, joining the renowned San Alejandro Academy in 1949.

At that time he already worked with the press on a Socialist Youth magazine of the period.

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