The Art of Papito Suarez

Born Faustino Suarez in Guanabacoa, Cuba, November 28th 1934. Came to the United States in 1956. After visiting Key West he fell in love with his wife Camelia and the neighborhood known as Gatoville. His Cuban passion and love for art and music was a natural bound for him and his friends Mario and Perucho Sanchez and Tony Barcelo.

Papito was a commercial painter by trade. But he enjoyed working on canvas and woodcarvings “intaglio”.
He loved to paint images of the ocean- smugglers, rafters, pelicans, sailing boats, power boat races, rooster fights and images of Cuba and Key West.

Died January 20, 1997.