Lorenzo PADILLA was born September 18, 1931 in Matanzas, Cuba .

At the age of ten  he studied painting at the Academy of Tarasco in Matanzas. A few years later, he entered the Ecole des Beaux- Arts where he graduated in 1957 with the title of professor of drawing and painting .

Lorenzo Padilla made in 1952 his first solo exhibition in Matanzas .

From 1951 to 1958 he won several prizes of Fine Arts . In 1959, the Government assigns a scholarship to study the Flemish Primitives at the Prado in Madrid.

1961 he moved to France, to Paris, where he has lived since .

1990 Lorenzo Padilla gets the honorary title of ” hijo distinguido the Cuidad de Matanzas ” cuba ( son of the illustrious city of Matanzas )

2003 Honorary menbre Fernando Ortiz University in Cuba

2005 Medal of honor for the national culture of Cuba

2012 Medal of the French Senate

 

ART FAIRS

1950 – XXXII Salon des Beaux – Arts Circle of Fine Arts in Havana

1953 – Sixth National Exhibition ( Havana )

1954 – Second Hispano- American Biennial ( Havana )

1956 – Seventh National Salon ( Havana )

1958 – XXXIX Salon des Beaux -Arts Circle of Fine Arts in Havana

1962-1966 – Salon des Independants at the Grand Palais in Paris

1962-1966 – Living Lands Latina at the Modern Art Museum of the City of Paris

1963 – Fourth Show Juvisy-sur-Orge

1963-1964 – Workshop Bucherie, Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris

1980-1985 – Young Living Painting – Young expressionA Paris

1982-1989 – Exhibition of Mantes-la-Jolie

1974 – XVth International Exhibition of Paris-Sud

1981-1991 – Exhibition at the Biennale de la Société Nationale des Beaux- Arts in Paris

 

EXHIBITION

1953 – ” Tribute to Honduras ” at Galerie de Matanzas

1954 – Group exhibition at Galerie de Matanzas

– “Landscapes ” at the Galerie de Matanzas

1955 – ” Religious Art ” at the Galerie de Matanzas

– Exposure to gain asylum in Saint -José Cardenas

– ” Painters and Sculptors New ” High School of Havana

1956 – ” Local Artists ” at the Galerie de Matanzas

– Art Gallery , Ateneo de Trinidad

1959 – “Arts and Industries ” , Liceo de Matanzas

– “Art and Revolution ” at the Galerie de Matanzas

– Competition – Exhibition , Liceo de Matanzas

1953-1960 – “The Day of Fine Arts ” in Matanzas

1960 – Ninth Competition images of the Passion in Madrid

– ” Cuban Painters ” in Madrid

1961 – Gallery Loïc Morantin – Nouvion to Paris

– Art Gallery of Casino de Cherbourg

1962 – ” People of Cuba” at the Museum of Saint- Denis

1963 – Galerie Saint- Placide in Paris

– ” Bullfighting ” in Mont-de-Marsan

– Epona Gallery in Paris , an exhibition organized by the Committee to Aid Disaster Cuba

– ” Paintings Cuban ” Cité Universitaire Foundation of Cuba, Paris

1965 – ” Cuban Painters ” at Ranelagh in Paris

– “Prestige and Traditions ” at the City Hall of the XIV arrondissement . of Paris

– ” Latin American Artists ” , Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris

1967 – Week ” Latin American ” House of Latin America to Paris

– ” Painters Cuban Pavilion ” International City of the University of Paris

– ” Sculptors, Painters and Poets ” , Galerie Katia Granoff in Paris

1974 – Art Gallery in Roussillon

1977 – “Art in the City ” in Melun

1979 – ” The Latin American Art ,” the Tree of the Epte

1981 – XXth Anniversary of Amnesty International Museum of Quimper

1982 – ” Latin America” ​​in Massy ( Jeune Peinture – Young Expression)

1983 – Exhibition at the Grand Prix de la Main d’Or, the Academic Institute of Paris

1989 – Exhibition at the House of Latin America to Paris , to commemorate the anniversary of the XXX Cuban Revolution

– Exhibition and Sale at the Hotel Lutetia in Paris , for the Bicentenary of the French Revolution

1990 – ” From Montmartre Matanzas ” to ” Mimiche ” restaurant and Chabin Gallery in Paris

1991 – “De Matanzas Montmartre ” at the Provincial Museum of the City of Matanzas (Cuba)

– Exhibition for fifty years at the School of Fine Arts in Matanzas (Cuba)

– Exhibition in Strasbourg , on the occasion of the Cuban Culture Week

1994 – Arts Neuchâtel in Switzerland

1996 – House of Latin America to Paris

1997 – ” Che Guevara ” Champs sur Marne

– Exhibition ” Latino America continent sexting ‘ Association

1998 – III Salon of Contemporary Art in Chelles

– Fourth exhibition of painting and sculpture in Roissy en Brie

1998 – Third Grand Prix Trophy Piaf (1st prize ) , Evry Chatel

– Contemporary ” Florentine ” gallery in Paris

– Exhibition at the Cultural Centre Chelles

1999 – Tribute to César Vallejo in Bagnolet

– ” The Tree of magical spirits” Arteos

2000 – Tribute to Pablo Neruda in Bagnolet

– ” The Tree of magical spirits,” Wilfredo Lam tribute , UNESCO

– ” The Tree of magical spirits,” the Mayor of Paris in the eighteenth

– ” Meet the Arts and Cultures of the ACP countries ” in The Embassy of Gabon , Paris

2001 – ” Street Time ” in Montmartre

– Sixth Biennial of Poets , Homage to Pablo Neruda, Bagnolet

2002 – Timeless Gallery , Paris – Havana

2003 – Exhibition Space Yvonne Printemps Ermont

– ” Pigments Overseas ” at City Hall Asnieres sur Seine

2004 – Hall Arsenala Rochelle

– Exhibition and sale for the Telethon in Aubervilliers

2005 – The Arts Gallery stopover in Levallois-Perret

– ” Africa- Caribbean” Daniel Sorano Space Vincennes

– ” The Soul of Cuba ” at the Espace Daniel Sorano in Vincennes

– ” See you Cuban ” at the Hotel Scribe Paris

 

PERSONAL EXHIBITIONS

1952 – Gallery of Matanzas (Cuba)

1954 – Gallery of Matanzas (Cuba)

1962 – Gallery of the Colosseum in Paris

1963 – Gallery ” Raspail Green ” in Paris

1966 – Hanquez gallery in Paris

1967 – Gallery 3 +2 in Paris

1974 – Gallery and Gérard Philippe in Paris

1978 – American Center in Paris

1981 – Exhibition at the ” Tarasque Roussillon ” ( Luberon )

1984 – Gallery 23 in Paris

1985 – Exhibition at the restaurant ” Backstage Old Sèvres ” Sèvres

1988 – Gallery Renoir – The latina in Paris

– Exhibition at the Library of Matanzas (Cuba)

1990 – Exhibition at the theater café – restaurant ” La Vieille -Grille ” in Paris

1998 – Exhibition Padilla, ” Espacio y color ” at the Museum of Arts Matanzas Cuba

2000 – ” Otra vez Padilla ” at the Museum of Arts Matanzas Cuba

2001 – Welcome Center of the foreign press to the Radio House in Paris

2004 – International Exhibition Av.Are Quipa Miraflores, Peru

– Maison des associations d’Orléans France – Cuba

– Exposure to Coutellet in Vaucluses

2005 – Exhibition at the Embassy of Cuba and opening room Wilfredo Lam

– “Homage to Lorenzo Padilla ” at the Museum of Arts Matanzas Cuba

2007 – Exhibition at the Church of the ST Géronne Mortagnes Normandy

– Exposure to Diocesse House of Normandy in France .

2010 – Exhibition in the ARTZ gallery in Monaco

2011 – Exhibition at Gallery sexting continent ARTE sin limite in Peru

2011-2013 – Exposure to Myrane Gallery at Swiss Village in Paris, France

 

ILLUSTRATIONS

1963 – Anthology ” Poems ” Roberto Ganzo

1977 – Anthology ” Invitation” of Jacques Lancian

1982 – Model of decor from the ballet ” The dreamer ”

1983 – ” The thief doll ” , a poem by Jacques Lancian

1988 – Decor for the recital of songs to Lucernaire Gyslaine Clement in Paris

1989 – ” Ouessant ” , a poem by Jacques Lancian

1993 – Wall Painting Abbesses metro station in Paris

– Publication in the Journal Happy Few

 

Lorenzo Padilla Figure in several private and public collections:

Katia Granoff Collection

A.Rosenberg collection

Collection Jean Louis Barrault

Collection Henri Colpi

Gilbert Becaud Collection

Vera May Collection

Collection Pierre Duhry

Collection Henri Charpentier

Collection United States , Mexico, Spain , Israel , Chile, Jamaica

Collection of French President of the Senate

Collection of the Art Museum of Matanzas in Cuba

Collection of the Embassy of Cuba in France