Anthony Ardavin was born in Santiago de Cuba in 1950. He graduated from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida, with a Bachelor in Arts. Today, Ardavin is active as a painter, sculptor, curator, and art professor. He paints a world of imagination that is nostalgia of the past and usually works with the human figure against a background of geometric forms. The work is intimate, delicate, and poignant. In his words, “I am a narrative artist, I paint about what I know, my painting is primarily biographical. These are stories from my native country, or experiences that I have had through my journey. In my work, cultures overlap, coexist, and intermingle. I paint the past and the present, the contemporary and the primitive.” Ardavin's work can be found in the permanent collections of The Knoxville Museum of Art in Tennessee, the Michael C. Carlos Museum in Atlanta, Georgia, as well as in multiple corporate collections. His work has been shown across the US and in Mexico. The artist currently lives and works in Miami. Follow Anthony Ardavin on Artsy!