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Armando Roblan (1931-2013)

Bejucal, Cuba

Artist and actor Armando Roblan, was Cuban to the core, is an artistic legend, who saw humor in every aspect of his life. Artist Armando Roblan born in a home of a tobacco grower father and seamstress mother on February 4, 1931, in the town of Bejucal in Havana, Cuba. From an early age he showed a natural talent for drawing and acting, by finishing top in his school, he entered the (San Alejandro National School of Fine Arts) where he studied painting and sculpture, is the oldest and most prestigious fine arts school in Cuba. It is located in Mariano, a suburb of Havana. It was founded in 1818 at the Convent of San Alejandro by the French painter Jean Baptiste Vermay, who was its first director. It is located today in a monumental building built in the early 1940's. In the 1950's at the start of television era in Cuba, he was presented on a program of amateurs entitled "Looking for Stars for Television" as a fast cartoonist he won all the awards and received his first contract. 


During the past 55 years, artist Armando Roblan has always been involved in the center of the arts, alternating facets of artistic expression, as a cartoonist, actor, impersonator, writer, comedian, muralist, painter and stage designer. His artistic work has transcended to becoming renown through out all of the America's, Puerto Rico and through out the Hispanic communities in the United States.


Throughout his artistic career, artist Armando Roblan has shared his talent with hundreds of Latin American stars in many corners of the continent. He dedicated and developed his artistic career, from his studio located in Coral Gables, Florida. He always left his options open, to keep in touch with his love, for the performing arts and made regular performances in Sabado Gigante, a weekly renown internationally television show, hosted by TV station Univision, encompassing coverage throughout all of the America's, Puerto Rico and the United States, in addition to working with his satirical representation field, Fidel Castro, on the airwaves of the radio station TV Marti, aimed at hearing to the dissident Cubans, who remain living on the island. The artist died in his home in Coral Gables, Florida in 2013.  

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