José Omar Torres López was born in Matanzas, Cuba known for painting, engraving, and drawing. He has served as the Director of the Taller Experimental de Gráfica (TEG) in Havana, Cuba. He studied at the Escuela Nacional de Arte (ENA) in Havana, Art History at Havana University and engraving at the Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA) in Havana.
He exhibited his work at institutions including Galería L in Havana, Galería de Arte INAC at Plaza de Francia in Panama, the Ambos Mundos Hotel in Havana, the International Print Biennale Cracow 1976 in Krakow, Poland; the Fourth Havana biennial in the Museo de Arte Colonial, the Maison de la Culture du Lamentin in Fort de France, Martinique; the Feria Internacional de Arte in the World Trade Center in Mexico City, Mexico; and The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. His works can be found in the Biblioteca Nacional José Martí in Havana; the Lehigh University Art Galleries (LUAG) in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania; and the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Havana.
He won Second Prize at the II Salón Provincial de Profesores e Instructores de Artes Plásticas at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Havana, Third Prize in Lithography in the Segundo Salón Nacional de Grabados at Galería Amelia Peláez in Havana, and was a Resident Artist at Brandywine Workshop in Philadelphia, among other honors.
February 1st 1953