Marcos Pavón Estrada

Due to the crippling effects of polio, Pavón was admitted for treatment at the Frank País Hospital in Havana which had a special school with a painting and sculpture teacher. When he returned to Holguín, he entered the Fine Art School and graduated in 1969. Later, he became a member of the Association of Mouth and Foot Painting Artists headquartered in Lichtenstein. He painted at home in a room overlooking the street using an easel of his own design that moved up and down.

Pavón, fascinated as a child by his grandfather’s stories, created pictures of the witches, elves and gremlins that lurked the countryside of his childhood. He wanted to rescue the old treasure trove of rural mythology; the stories told by the old folk, the ones that were being forgotten as time went by.