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Mario Fernandez

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Mario Fernandez

Mario Fernandez was born in Havana, Cuba on February 25, 1946 and was imprisoned - for political dissent- by the Castro regime at the age of sixteen. In 1965 Mario found new freedom in the United States of America and started to develop his successful career. The art, prints and posters of Fernandez are destined to become true American classics. His works continue to appreciate in value and in the hearts of those who have made this unique and gentle man a part of their lives.

Fernandez has published close to 200 limited edition prints of his paintings, sculptures and collectible works of art. Although his best know work is in realistic images of nature, Mario's mastery continues to experiment with other subjects and techniques. The realistic, surrealistic, and nature art forms developed by Fernandez have achieved international prominence.

Mario's fame is often illustrated through his representation of eagles in his art, prints and posters. "The Courtship Flight" for example, was "Painting of the Year" in 1987. Mario states: "Over the past few years I have been fortunate to have created a number of paintings and sculptures featuring the American Bald Eagle. These paintings were not only faithful portrayals of this magnificent bird, but an expression of my deep respect and admiration for the nation that it represents. They are an expression of my personal gratitude for the Freedom that our national symbol has come to characterize both throughout the world and in my own life."

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