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Zilia Sánchez

Havana, Cuba, 1926


Born in Cuba in 1926, Ms. Sánchez began her career as an abstract painter and set designer working within politically radical circles in the years before the revolution. Later, she lived in Madrid, where she studied painting conservation at the Prado Museum, and, for a decade, in New York City where she studied printmaking at Pratt Institute. She then moved to Puerto Rico, where she still lives, and there, in the early 1970s, designed the avant-garde literary journal Zona de Carga y Descarga (Zone of Charging and Discharging).

Art photo courtesy of The Farber Collection
Profile photo by Zilia Sánchez, courtesy of Raquel Perez-Puig