Enrique Flores-Galbis is a painter, teacher, lecturer and novelist.

Born in Havana, Cuba, 1952. Emigrated to the United States in 1961 at the age of 9.


Enrique Flores-Galbis began his study of painting at New York University Graduate School under the photo-realist, Adelle Weber. At the Art Students League of New York, he studied with noted portraitist Daniel Greene, and then with Raymond Everett Kinstler at the National Academy of Design.

Mr. Flores-Galbis received a Master of Fine Arts Degree from Parsons School of Design in 1992.

A portrait and landscape painter for over twenty-five years, his work can be found in corporate, university, and private collections throughout the country. His work has been accepted into the top annual national juried exhibitions and has been exhibited in numerous group and one man shows. He has been commissioned to paint the portraits of diplomats and deans, loved ones, children and graduates, indoors and outdoors in formal and casual settings, according to the sensibilities of the patron.

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Teacher and Lecturer

Enrique has been on the Faculty of the New Jersey Center for Visual Arts for twenty years and Parsons School of Design for sixteen years as well as the Morris and Montclair Museums in New Jersey.

Mr. Flores-Galbis teaches private landscape painting workshops in the United States and in Europe. His students have traveled to Vermont, Paris, Provence, and most recently, Tuscany.

As well as teaching painting and drawing technique, he is a lecturer and “art-explainer.” He is able to make “molehills out of mountains” to make the understanding of art accessible and enjoyable to a wide range of types of people. He frequently gives talks at the Metropolitan and Guggenheim Museums in New York, and and is currently teaching a lecture course at New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, in Summit, New Jersey. His lecture courses are extremely well-received and well-attended.

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Enrique has recently branched into writing fiction. His first effort “Raining Sardines,” was published in March, 2007 by Roaring Brook Press. A second book is under contract and is in the works.



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