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The Chicago-based painter and sculptor Eladio González was born in the town of Itabo in the province of Matanzas, Cuba, in 1937, as the youngest of eleven siblings in a family interested in painting and literature.
González attended the Escuela de Artes Plásticas de Tarascó Visual Arts School] in Cuba in 1956 and later attended the Academy of San Alejandro in Havana where he became professor of drawing and sculpture in 1962.
As a member of the Consejo Nacional de Cultura de Cuba he worked as a sculptor for the Teatro Nacional.
After traveling during 1967 to Spain and Paris, on May 12, 1968, he settled in Chicago, where he attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
He received a Cintas Fellowship in 1979–1980 to study in Madrid and Paris.
González identifies himself as Cuban-Afro-Chinese.