Leonel Morales

(b. Havana, 1940)

Leonel Morales is a self-taught artist and designer. He was a member of Grupo Antillano (1975-1985), a group of Cuban artists who represented the African roots of Cuban national identity. His work features Yoruba deities, making direct reference to Cuba’s historical and cultural links to Africa. The National Institute of Tourism commissioned some of his works and installed them in important hotels in Havana, such as the Capri, Habana Libre and Plaza.

Selected Works