Elí Benítez


A painter characterized by transmitting the human wisdom through his artworks. His talent allows him
to capture the soul of people by reflecting, with original skill, every emotion of the human heart on the
canvas, using oil and acrylic as means to create realistic, impressionist and modern art works.
He is the son of Susana Sánchez Cubas and Francisco Benítez González, born in Ciego de Avila, Cuba. His
vocation for art was awakened since he was just a child. His favorite game was the graphite pencils with
which he used to make curious drawings. This attraction for the drawing was evolving so that there was
no day without drawing lines on a paper, making portraits of everything around him, people,
landscapes, animals, etc. Then, thanks to his curiosity, he used to get liquid colors by rubbing the plants,
roots and all the material that he found in his path just to paint on canvas.
Elí always felt attraction for history, its cause and origin. This led him to devote time collecting
archaeological objects of the Indians and to investigate in relation to their culture, customs and rites.
Such was the quality of the collected samples, which are a very important part of the archaeological
museum of Ciego de Avila, Cuba.
Years later he graduated as an art teacher at Manuel Suárez Delgado School and was among the top
three records of his graduation. Elí earned the respect of all his friends and professors in everything
related to art and its different expressions, due to his technique and skills in the use of oils and acrylics
as well.

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