A former attendee of the
prestigious Art Students League of New York has secured his place
in some of the finest collections and museums in America and
Europe. His exquisite figurative paintings and portraits can
be found in the National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian
Institution, Washington D.C; The European Museum of Modern Art,
Barcelona, Spain; Steinway Hall, New York, N.Y. and The Federal
Reserve, Washington D.C. among others.
Some of the most notable
and distinguished personalities he has portrayed includes the
iconic American composer Philip Glass, former Chairman of the
federal Reserve Paul Volcker, MacArthur Fellow and founder of
New Community Corporation Monsignor William Linder, Jazz legend
Cándido Camero and Galician-American composer Octavio
His work has been featured
in Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine, the cover of the book "Piano
Lessons With Claudio Arrau", MEAM Catalog of Works, American
Artist Drawing Magazine, Art Renewal Center Catalog Raisonné,
Downbeat Magazine and Puerto Ricos leading newspaper El
Luis has received recognitions
and awards from the Portrait Society of America International
Portrait Competition, Figurativas 2015, Connecticut Society of
Portrait Artists and the Art Renewal Center.
As a classically trained
pianist, Luis studied under renowned Cuban-American pedagogue
Germán Diez, a disciple and assistant to the late Chilean
master Claudio Arrau. Arrau himself was a disciple of Martin
Krause who studied with Franz Liszt, making Luis one of the few
contemporary pianists with a direct lineage to Liszt and Beethoven.
Luis is married to Maritza, an accomplished classical pianist
and pedagogue with whom Luis enjoy playing four-hands and two
piano repertoire. Luis and his wife live in N.J. with their children
Cecilia and Pablo.