“I am painting what I know best, women—I paint the glamorous stars, the poor old bag ladies, the infamous, the ordinary, the "every day" women that cross our lives—In all my work there is a strong colorful Latin mood permeating, reflecting my Hispanic heritage.” -Sita Gomez, 1976
Born in Paris, Sita Gomez is a distinguished Cuban American painter. In 1941, her family fled Paris when Adolph Hitler expressed interest in her father’s work as a mathematician and cardiovascular researcher. They lived in New York and Cuba until 1959 when the Gomez family was forced to leave Cuba under Fidel Castro’s rule. Gomez received her degree from the Parsons School of Design and had her first solo exhibition in New York City in 1964. Her work continues to be shown nationally and internationally. Sita Gomez currently lives and works in Hudson, New York.
Artist: Sita Gomez (b. 1932)
Medium: mixed media
Dimensions: 48 x 36 inches
Accession Number: H77.29
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