Amelia Peláez was one of the most important figures of Cuban Modernism in the plastic arts. Coming from a family of Cuban intellectuals, Amelia Peláez studied at the San Alejandro National Academy of Fine Arts in Havana. As a result of her inclinations and work at the Academy, Amelia cultivated various manifestations, such as ceramics, painting, engraving, sculpture, and the assembling of murals. Her ceramic work is one of the most important visual references of this tradition on the island.
At the beginning of the 20's, Amelia traveled to Europe and settled in Paris, where she received a great influence from the free courses at the Grande Chaumiére, the Ecole Nationale Superieure de Meaux Arts and the Ecole du Louvre. These influences have been reflected in the resources with which the artist was able to represent the tropical fruits, the blacksmithing of Havana, the colonial architecture and the environments of dead natures, representative of the Cuban identity.