Year Circa 1900
Size 8 x 9 ½ in (Framed 14 x 16 in)
Medium Oil on Wood
Artist Eduardo Morales

Eduardo Morales

Was born in Havana, Cuba in 1862. A considerable part of the Eduardo Morales’ work is composed by landscapes of the Cuban countrysides. These artworks call the attention for the exquisite way of tacking onto the canvases meticulous details that talk by themselves of his mastery of drawing. The carriages are a distinctive seal of his work, which he reproduced with sharp vision.

He engaged in formal study at the San Alejandro Academy, which he interrupted in order to participate in the struggle for the Cuban independence. Once the war was over, he became a member of the National Police Force, and painted during his hours of leisure. Later, upon retirement, he devoted himself to capturing the charm of the Cuban landscape. His work was included in the historical exhibit Three Hundred Years of Art in Cuba, on which occasion his piece Volanta (Cuban Carriage) was exhibited. His 1912 painting Carretas (Carts) was shown at the exhibit Pinturas Españolas y Cubanas del Siglo XIX (Cuban and Spanish Paintings of the 19th Century) in Salamanca, Spain (1999).