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Bust made in Cuba of Jose Marti. On the front of the bust is a signature and on the back it reads:”National Commission of Centennial Jose Marti 1853-1953″.
José Julian Martí y Pérez (1853-1895) was one of the leaders during the Cuban Independence War and also a valued poet and writer. Nowadays he is seen as Cuba’s most important national hero. In Vedado is the Martí Monument and the Cuba cemetery in Santiago de Cuba is a mausoleum in his memory.
In addition to a great writer, poet and journalist, Martí was also a painter. In 1867 he followed drawing and painting lessons at the Havana art academy. Partly because an independence revolt had broken out in Oriente, the colonial authorities were not pleased with criticism and José Martí was arrested in March 1869 and thrown in prison.
Four months later during the court session, Martí accepted the responsibility for this accusation and in his final plea he claimed Cuba’s right to independence. He was sentenced to six years in prison. On April 11, 1895, Martí led a landing of Cuban bannings and joined the troops of the Rebal General Máximo Gómez. Martí died during a battle against Spanish troops in the Battle of Dos Ríos on May 19, 1895.