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Amelia Peláez

(1896—1968)


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(1896–1968), modernist Cuban painter. Born in Yaguajay, Cuba, on 5 January 1896, Amelia Peláez was the fifth of eleven children. Her father, Manuel Peláez, was a respected physician, and her mother, Maria del Carmen del Casal, was a schoolteacher, a pianist, and an amateur painter.

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From The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History in Oxford Reference.

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