Juan Martínez’s trailblazing journey researching Cuban art history and his dedication to education transformed a generation of artists and scholars
Juan Martínez was born in Jaruco, a rural town east of Havana. A country-side speckled with palm trees, mountain peaks and a coastal fishing town created a landscape that planted itself in Martínez’s heart and would surface years later through his passion for art.
Martínez arrived in Miami in 1966 when he was 15 years old. As a student at Miami Dade College, Martínez took an art history course with a professor that changed his life.“I was fascinated by these pictures […]