Enrique Flores-Galbis is a painter and a novelist. Born in Havana, Cuba, he left in 1961 with Operation Pedro Pan, arriving alone in South Florida at the age of 9. His second book 90 Miles to Havana was based on the events that led to his departure and the life he encountered in the U.S.
Enrique began his study of painting at the Art Students League of New York, with noted portraitist Daniel Greene, and at the National Academy of Design with Raymond Everett Kinstler. He received his MFA from Parson’s School of Design where he studied with Paul Resika, and Leland Bell.
A portrait and landscape painter for over twenty-five years, his work can be found in corporate, university, and private collections throughout the country.