There were two principal heroes of the Cuban Revolution: Fidel Castro and Che Guevara. The first was idolized by the ‘60s generation, the second by 21st century young people. Many illustrious Soviet artists and sculptors used Castro as a muse, including the master of monumental art Lev Kerbel.
Fidel Castro was handsome and charismatic, with interesting facial features and an incredible inner energy — aspects that made him an captivating figure for artists. Soviet painters created portraits of Castro during both the Khrushchev and Brezhnev eras. Read More via RBTH.