Baruj Salinas is a Cuban-American artist who was born in Camagüey, Cuba, in 1935, and has gained recognition for his work inspired by the landscape, culture, and history of Cuba. He studied art in Cuba before moving to Miami and later to Austin, Texas, where he established his studio.
Salinas has worked in a variety of mediums, including painting, sculpture, and photography. His artistic style is a blend of abstraction and expressionism, characterized by the use of vibrant colors and a sense of movement and energy in his works.
His work has been exhibited worldwide, including at the National Gallery of Art of Cuba and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and is held in public and private collections around the world, such as the permanent collection of the Austin Museum of Art and the Library of Congress of the United States.
Salinas is considered one of the most important artists in the contemporary Cuban-American art scene, and his legacy continues to influence the art scene in the United States and worldwide.