Cuba, 10 Centavos 1977

Cuba, 10 Centavos 1977


CATALOG INFORMATION
ID Number: BB37-0303
Category: Stamps (Single)
Description: Cuba, 10 Centavos 1977
Country or State: Cuba
Year: 27.10.1977
Period:  
Head of State/Ruler: Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz (Commonly known as Fidel Castro)
Reign: July 1961 – April 19, 2011
Face Value: 10 Centavo (10 ¢ - Cuban centavo)
Subject/Theme: Artwork of Jorge Arche: Bañistas (Bather)
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Designer:  
Edge: 12½
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Dimensions (B x H): 42 x 30 mm
Release:  
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Other Catalog Number: Michel CU 2237
State of Conservation: Extremely Fine (XF)
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HISTORICAL NOTES

Jorge Arche was a modern Cuban artist before his time. His oil paintings were realistic, but also full of Classical and Expressionist elements. He is considered a forerunner, along with Victor Manuel Garcia, in bringing modern styling to Cuban art. Part of the vanguard movement that took place in Havana in the 1920′s, Arche became one of the first to help define Cuban art.

Though formally trained at the San Alejandro art school, Arche never completed his studies there. He later took instruction from Victor Manuel, and was able to confide in him for artistic advice. Ironically, during the last decade of his life, he helped to organize a school in Camaguey, Cuba's third largest city, and also taught at the Free Studio of Painting and Sculpture.