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Cesar Santos Biography

Cesar Santos (b. 1982, Cuban-American), art education is worldly, and his work has been seen around the globe, from the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sicily, Italy and the Beijing museum in China to Chelsea, New York. Santos studied at Miami Dade College, where he earned his Associate in Arts degree in 2003. He then attended the New World School of the Arts and, just before graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, he dropped out to study abroad and to amplify his understanding of art. In 2006, he completed the Angel Academy of Art in Florence.

Santos’ work reflects both classical and modern interpretations juxtaposed within one painting. His influences range from the Renaissance to the Masters of the Nineteenth Century to Contemporary Art. With superb technique, he infuses a harmony between the natural and the conceptual to create works that are provocative and dramatic.

Selected Awards:


  • Grand Prize and People's Choice Award, Academy of Realist Art Boston Figure Painting Competition


  • First Prize, Cosmic Connection, Concept Art Fair


  • Miami Dade College Hall of Fame Award

  • First Prize, Grand Central Academy Portrait Sketch Competition


  • Grand Prize Winner, ACOPAL's open competition


  • First Place, It's Time We Met Contest, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Selected Exhibitions:


  • Syncretism (solo), Maxwell Alexander, Los Angeles, CA

  • Art Miami, Miami, FL

  • Oasi, Mac N Museo di Arte Contemporanea e del Novecento, Pistoia, Italy

  • Art Wynwood, Miami, FL

  • LA Art Show, Los Angeles, CA


  • Prima Mostra Internazionale di Pastello in Italia, Scuderie Estensi, Tivoli, Italy

  • Five and Under, Arcadia Contemporary, Culver City, CA


  • 12 By 12 In 12, Arcadia Contemporary, Culver City, CA

  • Scope, Miami Beach, FL


  • Cesar Santos Drawings (solo), Waltman Ortega Fine Art, Miami, FL

  • Context, Art Miami, Miami, FL


  • Fixation, Zhou B Art Center, Chicago, IL


  • Incognito, Naples Museum of Art, Naples, FL

  • The Artist’s Accomplice, Oxenberg Fine Arts, Miami, FL


  • American Figurative, Albemarle Gallery, London, UK

  • The Figurative in American Art, Eleanor Ettinger Gallery, New York, NY

  • Contemporary American Realism, Bejing World Art Museum, Bejing, China


  • Paisajes y Retratos (solo), National Gallery, San Jose, Costa Rica

  • Syncretism (solo), Eleanor Ettinger Chelsea, New York, NY

  • Beyond Realism (solo), Oxenberg Fine Arts, Miami, FL

  • ACOPAL Members Show, The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH

  • Salon International, Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, TX


  • New Impressions (solo), Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, TX

  • Champions of Realism, Wendt Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

  • Mas Alla Del Realismo, Galeria Arte Libre, Zaragoza, Spain