(b. Cumanayagua, 1926 - d. Paris, France, 2014)
Gina Pellón was a Cuban artist who lived and worked in Paris from 1959 until her death. It was in Europe that she met the Parisian Surrealists and connected with the COBRA group, one of the principal vanguard movements and milestones of European Abstract Expressionism. Her career in Europe was prolific, with extensive exhibitions in Paris, Lausanne, Brussels, Amsterdam, Toulouse, Silkebour and in Larvik. She was also featured in many solo and group exhibitions in various international cities such as Miami, New York and Caracas. In addition to painting, Gina Pellón’s long career also includes printmaking and poetry. The artist received many awards and honors in her lifetime, and her work is part of numerous public and private collections around the world.