Juan A. Martínez, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Department of Art and Art History at Florida International University in Miami. Professor Martínez is an art historian who teaches courses in European and Cuban modern art. He is the author of Cuban Art & National Identity: The Vanguardia Painters 1927-1950 (University Press of Florida, 1994), Carlos Enríquez: The Painter of Cuban Ballads (Miami: Cernuda Arte, 2010), and María Brito (Los Angeles: UCLA, 2009). He has also published numerous book chapters and essays in exhibition catalogues. He is currently working on a monograph of one of the pioneers of Cuban modern painting, Fidelio Ponce de León (1895-1949).