Title: Artist, Author
Location: Ormond Beach, Florida, United States
Elio Beltran, Artist and Author, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Artists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of art.
Interested in art from an early age, Mr. Beltran studied art in his native Cuba with the accomplished Mrs. Matilde Single, a distinguished graduate art professor from the Havana San Alejandro School of Art. Following the death of his father, Mr. Beltran helped his mother with household expenses by creating original decorative motifs for clothing and painting furniture decorations for people. The work was consistent and rewarding, and Mr. Beltran knew that he wanted to continuing creating as an artist. Since his mother ensured that a young Mr. Beltran learned English from an early age, he was afforded an excellent base of knowledge that opened the door for the beginning of a very stimulating and rewarding career. Mr. Beltran immigrated to the United States with his wife and two small daughters in 1960, and all obtained citizenship in 1968. Prior to his departure from Cuba, he had graduated with honors in Electro Mechanical Science and has held an English language teaching certificate by the Ministry of Education in Havana Cuba since 1949. Since then, he has achieved certifications such as an Advanced Courses in Technological Knowledge of the Science of the Art of illumination from the Illuminating Engineering Society In New York City as well as a Certificate in Effective Executive Communication from the Center for Professional Development at Temple University School of Business Administration.
Throughout the course of his career, Mr. Beltran has created numerous artistic and written works, participated in exhibitions, and has had his work featured in private collections throughout Mexico, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Spain. His written works include “Back to Cuba: The Return of the Butterflies” as well as various poems and short stories. In this work, Mr. Beltran includes a chapter with his poems and some others with narrative poetic prose that he has also included in “The Naughty Muse” (Musa Traviesa), at the New Jersey University during the mid 1980s and 1990s. Likewise, he was an active member of Celia Vinas, a cultural organization group in Almeria, Spain, for 10 years also starting in 2001. He still publicly displays his artwork, and in forthcoming month of October 2019, he is scheduled to personally present a large oil painting titled “The Lady of the Seas” as a donation to the Municipality of Roquetas de Mar, Almeria, where he had a 45 paintings major exhibition entitled “Cultural Roots” that celebrates the Spanish Culture connection with America. The location has included his painting that was also exhibited in St. Augustine, Florida, celebrating the 450 years of the discovery of Florida by Ponce de Leon.
Mr. Beltran’s artistic work has been included in the Cintas Foundation Collection, the Bergen Museum Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago and the Museum of Modern Art of the Americas, in Washington, D.C., among other locations. As a testament to his success, Mr. Beltran has been lauded with awards including, but not limited to, the Special Nomination Award of The Visual Artist of the Year from the Biographical Center of Cambridge University. He was the 2003-2004 winner of the Silver Medal Award from The French Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters, which was same year of his “Back to Cuba/The Return of the Butterflies” publication. In 2003, an updated edition of the work will be published and the exhibition of a special part of his artwork will be held on September 24, 2019, at The Florida International University in Miami. Mr. Beltran feels blessed that through the years, and especially at this moment in his life, his art has found a home at Florida International University. In addition to these accolades, Mr. Beltran has been lauded with the Albert Nelson Marquis Award, and has been featured in the 71st edition of Who’s Who in America.
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