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Julio Hernández Rojo Collection


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Julio Hernández Rojo Collection, 1969-1981 | University of Miami Cuban Heritage Collection

By Juan A. Villanueva

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Title: Julio Hernández Rojo Collection, 1969-1981Add to your cart.

ID: CHC5439

Creator: Julio Hernández Rojo (1937-1994)

Extent: 1.0 Boxes. More info below.

Arrangement: The items in this collection are organized in chronological order.

Languages: Spanish;Castilian, English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection is comprised of two original drawings by Julio Hernández Rojo and contains his sentence to death in Cuba.

Biographical Note

Julio Hernández Rojo was born in Havana, Cuba in 1937, and died in Miami, Florida in 1994. Before being arrested as a political prisoner, Hernández Rojo was an architect, art student, and a member of Directorio Revolucionario Estudiantil en el Exilio (D.R.E.).

When incarcerated, he began to paint for throughout the fifteen years of his incarceration, his paintings are very well-known for teir variety of color and abundance of optimism when Hernández Rojo was sentenced to death in 1963. His paintings inspired other prisoners to embrace their creativity and influenced them to find their own way to express themselves.

Subject/Index Terms

Artists -- Cuba
Political prisoners
Political prisoners - Cuba

Administrative Information

Alternate Extent Statement: 3 Items

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: Requests to publish or display materials from this collection require written permission from the rights owner. Please contact for more information.

Acquisition Method: Gift of María R. Hernández Rojo, 2015.

Separated Materials: Books donated with this collection have been added to the Cuban Heritage Collection's book collection and can be found by using our online catalog,

Preferred Citation: Julio Hernández Rojo Collection, Cuban Heritage Collection, University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, Florida.

Processing Information: Collection-level record by Juan A. Villanueva, April 2016.

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[Box 1: 1963 - 1981],

Box 1: 1963 - 1981Add to your cart.
Item 0001: Death Sentence, 1963 April 17Add to your cart.
Gift of María R. Hernández Rojo
Item 0002: Watercolor painting of "La Cabaña", 1969Add to your cart.
Gift of María R. Hernández Rojo, (letter to aunt found on back)
Item 0003: Painting (Untitled), 1981Add to your cart.
Gift of María R. Hernández Rojo

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