Painter and print maker. Emilio Sanchez was born in 1921 in Camaguey, Cuba. In the 1930s, he traveled to New York and studied painting and printmaking at the Art Students League. He has had more than 50 one-man shows and more than 50 group showings of his works, mainly in the New York area where he made his permanent residence. Early works display brilliant sunny and tropical elements of his native land and people of the region in very simplistic and almost naive approach to detail. His later works are an austere but vibrant portrayal of buildings in which great emphasis is made to contrasting verticals and horizontals of doors and widows in light hues with deep blue skies and backgrounds in a sense of tranquil reality in which time stands still.
He is represented in the permanent collections of: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; Museum of Modern Art, NY; Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY; New York Public Library, NY; Chase Manhattan Bank, Washington, D.C.; National Gallery, Washington, D.C.; also at the Hirshhorn Museum, Corcoran Gallery, Rosenwald Collection at the National Gallery of Art, National Museum of Art, Havana, Cuba, Museum of Modern Art, Bogota, La Tertulia Museum in Cali, National Gallery of Art, Canberra, Australia, etc.