Nelson Domínguez is a Cuban painter, draftsman, illustrator, sculptor, engraver, and ceramicist. He was born in Santiago de Cuba on September 23, 1947. Domínguez studied at the San Alejandro Academy of Plastic Arts in Havana and at the Higher Institute of Art in Havana, where he has been a professor and head of the Department of Painting. He is considered one of the masters of contemporary Cuban art. He has been part of the jury in various national and international competitions and is the National Prize of Plastic Arts of Cuba.