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Eugenio Duranti was born in Guanabacoa, a small town in the province of Havana, Cuba, in 1950.  He attended primary and secondary shool in the Escolapios of Guanabacoa.  He early inclination to the arts encouraged him to study percussion at the Conservatory Guillermo Tomás.  He studied at the vocational  school of art Luis Augusto Turcios Lima, in the town of Varadero, Matanzas province in 1966 and in the vocational night school of painting in the Municipal Council and in the artistic and literary Liceo of Guanabacoa, Havana City, Cuba in 1968 and 1969.  Additionally, was also skilled in writing and musical composition.

He participated in several exhibitions of art in different provinces of the country:  In 1968, “A Future Triumphs” Gallery of art Wilfredo Lam, Cacocún, city of Holguin, Oriente province, Cuba. Oil on canvas.  In 1968, “Triumphs of a Future”  Moncada Art Gallery, Santigo de Cuba, Oriente province, Cuba. Oil on canvas.  In 1969, “Cuba and its people”  Art and Culture Center, Santa Isabel de Las Lajas, province of Las Villas, Cuba, Oill on canvas.  In 1969, “Cuba and its people” Cultural Center of Santa Clara, province of Las Villas, Cuba. Oil on canvas.  In 1970, “Unforgettable faces” Art Gallery Emilio Rivero Merlin, Regla, municipality of Guanabacoa. Oil on canvas.    In 1970, “Homage to our Apóstol José Marti” exhibition in Art Festival, Paseo del Prado and Malecón, city of Havana, Cuba. Oil on canvas.  In 1970, “Path of a Triumphy” artistic  and Literary Liceo de Guanabacoa, Guanabacoa municipality, city of Havana, Cuba. Oil on canvas.  1970, “Unforgettable faces”  Museum of Guanabacoa, municipality of Guanabacoa, Havana City, Cuba. Oil on canvas.   In 2009, “Cuban Art” Gallery “The Art of Freedom”, Miami, Florida, United. Oil on canvas.

The imagination and ingenuity displayed in his works, made him deserving of several awards, as well as invitations to exhibitions abroad; plans that were never carried out.

Despite graduating from the Univercity of Havana in medicine, in 1975.  Due to political conflicts, he suffered imprisonment and torture for four months by the repressive apparatus of the Castro regime in Seguridad del Estado. So he was not allowed to practice his profession never more.  He was placed in home detention, to recover from the damage caused by two the myocardial infarctions; time used to escape the country towards to the United Sates.

In September 2003, was the victim or a life changing, a car accident that caused permanent physical disability.  But his desire to progress and grow given for the difficulties of life, made him continue to pursue artistic creation through the paint, and make him, the professional artist it is today.

With his spatula and brushes, Duranti has managed to translate an impressive hiperrealism in the works, enhancing the authenticity and beauty of its roots.   Through its unique and mysterious techniques, each work becomes a world full of magic and beautiful memories.


Solo Exhibitions.

1968     “Future Triumphs”  Art Gallery “Wilfredo Lam”, Cacocún, city of  Holguín, Oriente province, Cuba.

1968     “Future Triumphs”  Moncada Art Gallery. Santiago de Cuba, Oriente province.

1969     “Cuba and its people” Art and Cultural Center of  Santa Isabel de Las Lajas, Las Villas province, Cuba .

1969     “Cuba and its people” Province Cultural Center of Santa Clara, Las Villas province, Cuba.

1970     “Unforgettable Faces” Art Gallery Emilio Rivero Merlín. Municipio de Regla, Havana city. Cuba.

2010     ” Remembranzas de Cuba”  Galeria de Arte Evartpainting. Miami, Florida.

2015     ” A Little Bit of Everythings”  Instituto de Cultura Hispana en Houston, Tx. Marzo 21.

2015     “A Little Bit of Everythings”  Noche Latina at Toyota Center. Marzo 27.

2015     “A Little Bit of Everythings” Instituto de Cultura Hispana en Houston, Tx. Closing of Exibicion. Abril, 4.

2015     “A Little Bit of Everythings” Exposicion with “Roquet Game” at Toyota Center, Houston, Tx.

2015      Exposicion libre en el Festival del Libro. Octubre 31 at Bayland Park. Houston, Texas.



Group Exhibitions.

1970     “Homage to our Apóstol José Martí”  Art Festival at  Paseo del Prado y Malecón, Havana City, Cuba.

1970     “Path of a Triumphy”  Artictic and Literaly Liceo de Guanabacoa. Havana city. Cuba.

2009     “Cuban Art”  Galería “The Art of Freedom”. Miami, Florida. USA.

2012      “Art Festival Domain” Austin, Texas.  Video Clip and interview made for TV Telemundo. March 23.

2012      “Art Festival in Corpus Christi, Texas, on March 30, 31 and April 1st.

2012      “42nd Annual Houston International Art Festival Eternal Tango” 21 & 22 April.

2015       “Noche de las Américas”  50th Anniversary of Institute of Hispanic Culture of Houston, Texas, on October 16. Interview with Mega, TV.

2015        Gallery at “Cuban International Festival” on October 17.  Interview with Mega, TV and interview with Martin Berlanga from Telemundo, Houston.


Museum Exhibitions 

1970     “Unforgettable Faces”  Guanabacoa Museum. Havana city, Cuba.



Foto con mi amigo el pintor Bill Scott, de San Antonio, Texas en el Festival de Arte de Corpus Christi, en Marzo, 2012

Foto con el artista escultor Ancisar Marin, de Miami, Florida, en el Festival de Arte celebrado en Hou ston,Texas, en el 2011.

Fotos con los pintores de Queretaro, Mexico, los artistas J.M Medrano y Angel Gonzales en el 42nd Annual Houston International Art Festival en memoria al Eterno Tango.

Foto con el pintor brasileño Tony Paraná en el 42nd Annual Houston International Festival Eternal Tango el 21 y 22 de Abril, 2012

19 Comments leave one →
  1. Maribel permalink
    December 25, 2009 8:27 pm

    Guanabacoa La Bella, como la nombra Maria Algelia Vizcaino en su libro que por cierto muy intersante que esta pues lo lei que me lo regalo mi amigo Jorge Garcia Mass.

  2. LOLITA permalink
    March 1, 2010 7:20 pm


  3. La cubana permalink
    October 5, 2011 2:29 am

    Awesome paints, love it, love it

  4. ALICIA MARTINEZ permalink
    October 8, 2011 2:22 am


  5. November 30, 2011 5:38 pm

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  6. December 31, 2011 11:39 pm

    Liliana Gamba
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  7. December 31, 2011 11:43 pm

    Liliana Gamba
    LPGAMBA@SBCGLOBAL.NET Submitted on 2011/12/31 at 12:43 am
    Felicitaciones por tanto talento!

  8. January 1, 2012 2:52 am

    Eugenio:permitame felicitarlo por ser un talentoso artista,sus dibujos tienen originalidad y colorido,ademas expresan su filosofia de la vida,lo cual no es comun en el ambito artistico,lo digo porque tuve el privilegio de leer su obra en la cual Ud menciona hechos historicos que permenecen latentes en la actualidad.Reciba un saludo de un peruano que admira su trabajo y le desea muchos exitos en su fecunda carrera artistica.

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  12. Eriberto De La Fe permalink
    April 5, 2015 5:21 am

    Hermano Duranti, gracias que hoy coincidimos en el Instituto de Cultura Hispana de Houston y allí al verte, refresqué la memoria y claro que eras el hombre que imaginé haber conocido hace ya varios años a través del amigo Mirnada. Muy bonita tu exposición de arte, la considero muy bien lograda y de una viveza magistral en todos los cuadros. Ojalá y nos deje muchos mas muestras de tu arte inspirador y lleno de cubanía, desde la campiña hasta las catedrales, etc. Espero verte en el encuentro de poesía de Bayland Community Center este mes. Un abrazo y que sigas adelante contra todos los vientos.
    E. De La Fe

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  13. Dr Ben Dover Jr permalink
    October 14, 2017 2:23 am

    This post is nothing but complete fiction. Starting with the fact that his name is really Eugenio rodriguez Duran and he is a convicted felon arrested in Florida and served his time in federal prision in texas for drug trafficking and sales of military weapons. Since his release he altered his name to avoid being found out and has lied about every single aspect of his life. He never attended any medical school in Cuba, has never had any paintings displayed in his country and was never in any automobile accident that cause any physical disabilities. He married a widow while in prison to obtain an earlier release date and once released he used her to the point she lost her home and declared bankruptcy. He still to this date deals in drug trafficking and dables in the dark arts of satanism where he causes harm and unfortunate mishaps to individuals for an extra source of income. His whole life is a lie and if you do a simple search in google under his real name and his x wife name (Alicia Ortiz) you will find the complete truth and background of this impostor. He drains the economy by collecting food stamps and Medicaid and uses people until there is nothing else he needs from them.


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