Baruj Salinas

Title: Instructor, Artist
Company: Miami Dade College
Location: Miami, Florida, United States

Baruj Salinas, Instructor and Artist at Miami Dade College, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Artists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in art and higher education.

A native of Havana, Cuba, Mr. Salinas was born to Moises and Regina Salinas in 1935. Influenced by prominent Cuban and American artists early on in his life, he initially went to college to become an architect, earning a Bachelor of Architecture at Kent State University in 1958. Relocating to Coral Gables, FL, soon thereafter, he served as chief draftsman for California Exploration Company for three years beginning in 1961 and draftsman for Stresscon in Miami, FL, from 1964 to 1966. From 1966 to 1970, he served in the same capacity for the Pillsbury Company in Miami. In 1970, Mr. Salinas focused his attention on art, serving as an artist in both Miami and Barcelona, Spain.

Baruj Salinas’ Work

Alongside his primary endeavors, Mr. Salinas was an instructor at the Winchester School of Art in Barcelona from 1992 to 1993 and New York School of Visual Arts in 1993. Since 1998, he has been an instructor at Miami Dade College, where he also serves as a prominent artist. Exhibited in myriad museums and galleries across the globe, he has also volunteered with Amnesty International in Paris, France, and a frequent art coordinator for the International Committee for Human Rights between 1993 and 2003.

Baruj Salinas’ Work

As a testament to his success, Mr. Salinas won First Prize from Cultura Puerto Rico in 1983 and from the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art in 1969. He also was elected a fellow of the Cintas Foundation from 1969 to 1970 and the International Committee for Human Rights in 2000 and 2002. A proponent of travel, literature, music and sports in his spare time, he has been featured in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in the South and Southwest. Married with one child and two grandchildren, Mr. Salinas resides with his family in Miami.

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