Raúl Martínez (Cuban, 1927-1995) is considered one of the most important artists of the Cuban avant-garde movement. Began his career as a graphic designer and quickly became known for his innovative designs and his use of bold colors and shapes. In the 1950s, he co-founded the graphic design firm “Estudio de Diseño” in Havana, which became one of the most influential design studios in Cuba.
Martínez’s work has been exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions, both in Cuba and internationally, including at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. His work is held in public and private collections around the world, including the National Museum of Fine Arts in Havana and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. His artistic legacy continues to influence the contemporary art scene in Cuba and beyond, and his contributions to the development of modern Cuban art are widely recognized and celebrated.