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Since his childhood Alexander Cruz showed a natural tendency towards the world of arts. Born in Río Piedras, Puerto Rico in 1975, Alexander studied music with his father, Professor Eugenio Cruz. He highly mastered musical skills in instruments such as the "cuatro", a native musical string instrument, bass, piano and recently the guitar.

At the age of fifteen (15) he studied the "Wet on Wet" technique in oil with the international artist Bob Ross and became the first certified Ross instructor in Puerto Rico on subjects such as Landscapes (CRI), Florals (CRFI) and Wildlife (CRWI).

In 1992 he established the Escuela y Galería de Artes Cruz which continues to offer art classes, promoting the arts for children and adults, and also exhibited his works. He has taught art to over 12,500 students in and out of Puerto Rico and they all walked out of the room with beautiful artwork.

Since 1995 he studied traditional oil techniques with Dana Jester and Daniel E. Greene, NA. He also kept studying his Bachelor's Degree in Visual Arts at the University of the Sacred Heart in San Juan, Puerto Rico where he graduated with honors for 1998.

Cruz transmits his inner feelings through the images of nature. Landscapes, flowers and wildlife inspire his work. He also reflects a taste for the finest detail and realism in his work.

In 1999 his work was published in the internationally renowned art publication "Wild Life Art Magazine" becoming the only Puerto Rican artist included in this publication. He appeared again in the November/December 2003 Issue of Wildlife Art Magazine. Also his work has been displayed in different and important magazines like "Art Business News", "Arte al Día" and "Arte Latinoamericano".

With his unique paintings and leadership, this artist has become one of the most recognized artists in his country. Almost all the main press and television media of Puerto Rico had interviewed him.

He has been recognized and rewarded by the Capitol House of Representatives of Puerto Rico (2002 and 2003), the Commission of the Puerto Rican Youth as an outstanding young man  (2003), the Lions Club of Bayamon (2003), the Municipality of San Juan "Distinguished gentleman ", the Institute of Puerto Rico in New York with "Painting Award" (2004), and belongs as an honorary member of the prestigious list and catalog of "United Who's Who" of Professionals and Executives.

Proclamation Award
and Exhibition
Capitol House of

Representatives Puerto Rico

Painting Award
Instituto de Puerto Rico en NY

Distinguished gentleman Award
Colegio de Abogados de PR


Cruz's works have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions inside and outside the island. Some of the places where he has exhibited his works have been at the International Artexpo in New York (2002 and 2003), the Capitol House of Representatives of Puerto Rico (2002 and 2003), the  Cardiovascular Center of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean, Hotel Ritz Carlton, Hotel Caribe Hilton, Royal Bank of Canada,  Interamerican University, Art and History Museum of San Juan, Francisco Oller Museum in Bayamón, Galería de Telemundo, Hotel Wyndham and many others.

International Art Expo
New York

International Art Expo
New York

Cruz has recently developed a new proposal on the pictorial plane: his first series of works titled "Colors that Sing" worked in his new artistic style Expressionist Realism. This collection contains over 55 paintings. Again the artist continues to surprise us with his mastery of the medium presenting our native birds and our flora with a palpable hyperrealism, but at the same time we are impressed and in love with expressive colors in each piece environment.
The combination of all these elements becomes a melody of colors to our spirit that leads us to think about how perfect Nature is and as we should appreciate, preserve, study and love her.
This collection of works has been exhibited in important places in the country such as:

Museo de Vida Silvestre , San Juan (2014)

Paseo La Princesa, Tourism Main Office of PR
, San Juan (2013) 

Centro Ceremonial Indígena de Tibes, Ponce (2009)

Museo de la Universidad del Turabo, Gurabo (2009)

Exhibition "Colors that Sings"

Based on this new collection of bird paintings the artist has made an impact with his work and achieved an opportunity to have new educational and cultural relations.

In 2010 Mr. Cruz recorded six educational DVD’s sponsored by the Martin F. Weber Co. where he teaches with step-by-step instructions how to paint different birds and a tropical landscape. He was also hired by this company to participate in different International Art Shows like Creative World in Frankfurt, Germany (2012, 2013 and 2014) and NAMTA Art Show in Minneapolis, Minnesota US (2013) where he teaches people with no experience in painting and promote art materials with his unique charisma, devotion and love for what he does.
He has become the first and only Latin artist to enter this company.

Frankfurt, Germany
Alexander Cruz
"Teaching the world how to paint"

NAMTA Art Show
Minneapolis, Minnesota US



In addition to this our artist has been hired as an artist and teacher in countries as far away as Taiwan. He made his first visit to this country in October 2013; "Taiwan Tour 2013" where he taught painting workshops in more than 15 locations in 6 cities over 270 students. As soon as April 2014 he visited the country again but this time to certify other teachers in his new painting techniques using the new line of colors wOil (water mixable oil) and also offered workshops to more than 200 students in different cities, "Taiwan Tour 2014".

"Teaching the world how to paint"
"Teaching the world how to paint"

Thanks to these educational journeys, using the slogan "Teaching the World How to Paint"  our artist has been honored by UNESCO as Ambassador of Puerto Rican art, an event that even the Honorable Mayor of San Juan Carmen Yulin Cruz joined and also offer a recognition to the artist for his outstanding work worldwide and for representing his noble island as it deserves, with positive work.
Tribute to Alexander Cruz
and the
Municipality of
San Juan


In 2019, Cruz surprises us again with his new exhibition, "Flavors of Today and Always" at the Capitol House of Puerto Rico invited by the former president of the House of Representatives José F. Aponte Hernández and the current president Carlos "Johnny" Méndez Núñez where he shows 24 works of oil paintings of various still life in a hyper realistic style.

With his artistic works and his passion for education this artist wishes to open more doors to continue spreading the Love for Nature and Arts not only in his country but worldwide.


"Wildlife Art" Art Magazine Collectors Ed. 1999 y 2003

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