Darié, Sandu (1908–1991)

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Darié, Sandu (1908–1991)

Sandu Darié (b. 1908, d. 1991), Cuban artist and art critic. Born in Romania, Darié studied law at the University of Paris. While there he continued to write art criticism for Romanian newspapers and contributed humorous sketches to the French press. Darié immigrated to Cuba in 1941 and embraced Cuban life and culture; he subsequently became a full citizen. In 1949 he had his first solo exhibit, at the Lyceum in Havana, and another showing in New York. He exhibited at shows in Brazil, Mexico, Italy, Argentina, and Japan, and has pieces in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Darié's work is uniquely interactive: through his transformable constructions, such as Estructura espacial transformable (1960), the viewer is able to participate in the creative process.

See alsoArt: The Twentieth Century .


Government of Cuba, Pintores Cubanos (1962) and Pintores Cubanos (1974).

Adelaida De Juan, Pintura cubana: Temas y variaciones (1978).

Additional Bibliography

Merino Acosta, Luz, and Elsa Vega Dopico. La razón de la poesía: arte concreto, exposición en el Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Colección Arte Cubano, La Habana: 6 de diciembre de 2002–9 de febrero de 2003. La Habana: Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, 2002.

                                              Karen Racine