From Coastline Pilot:
Viredo Espinosa, a member of a revolutionary group of artists in 1950s Cuba whose Abstract Expressionism expanded the scope of the country's modern art, died Sunday in Costa Mesa. He was 83. Espinosa, who fled Cuba in 1969 and eventually settled in Southern California, died of natural causes at a nursing facility, said his friend Mariano Sanchez. The Cuban artists were called the Group of the Eleven and introduced non-figurative, abstract works into modern art in their home country, said Raul Fernandez, who is chairman of UC Irvine's department of Chicano Latino Studies and curated a traveling Smithsonian exhibition on Latin jazz art that featured several Espinosa works. The exhibit came to Los Angeles in 2005.

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