Rolando Estévez Gamboa
Rolando Estévez Gamboa (b. 1956) is a native of Baracoa. He studied graphic design in Guantanamo but quickly became fascinated by the early inhabitants of the Caribbean and developed his own unique style using the Taíno mythology and folkloristic scenes as subjects of his paintings.
His paintings have won many prizes throughout Cuba and he has exhibited in such prestigious places as the Galería Guayasamín in Havana, the Naïf Museum in Río de Janeiro, and he and his paintings recently appeared in a video on Baracoa done for French national television. Rolando’s works are in private collections in Europe and the United States.