Cesar Santos was just a young boy when his family fled the desolation of early ’90s Cuba in search of a better life in the United States.
Becoming a painter was a dream most people in his situation didn’t dare to have…
And yet Cesar defied the odds and went on to become one of the most celebrated and respected artists in the world.
Today his work is on display in prestigious galleries and museums around the globe, from New York to Beijing — and just about everywhere in between.
He’s won far too many awards to list here, and he’s been featured in such prestigious art publications as American Art Collector, American Arts Quarterly, Fine Art Connoisseur, and many more.
His work has been shown at the world’s largest art show, Art Basel, and he is one of the few contemporary realists to bridge the contemporary and the traditional art worlds.
A rare and wonderful combination of Old Master realist techniques fused with a vivid contemporary expressionist approach — and collectors love it.
In his own words:
My artistic energy drives me to capture the people of my time. I am fascinated with the way our daily activities establish identity in a specific way…
I seek to establish a relationship between the subject and their place in contemporary society. My ultimate interest is in the unnoticeable, yet irreplaceable, people in my community.
Cesar is one of the preeminent authorities on figure drawing today.
He’s a true master in every sense of the word.
And his figure drawing technique is unlike anything you’ve ever come across.