Adriana Billini (1865-1946), first female artist of the diaspora

'...if there are no great celebrated women artists, that's because the powers that be have not been celebrating them, but not because they are not there.'
– Joan Semmel
Fotografia de Adriana Billini

Adriana Billini Gautreau was a Dominican painter, born on March 11, 1865 in Santo Domingo. She came to the land of Martí when she was very young. In the Cuban capital, she studied painting, later directing, for many years, an academy for pictorial training. Considered "an Ambassador of Fine Arts," her name is repeatedly included in the list of outstanding artists at the beginning of the 20th century. By then, the painter has an abundant production of various themes: still life, seascapes, religious iconography, costumbrist scenes and portraits, among other subjects. Adriana Billini died in Havana on January 19, 1946.

La cocinera
Retrato de una infanta
Retrato de mujer
Retrato de mujer
En la manigua
Retrato de una dama