Victor Deupi is a Cuban American architect and architectural historian dedicated to promoting representational painting as a critical component of contemporary art and architecture. Inspired by Italy’s majestic cities, monuments, and landscapes – as well as the preceding generations of architects and artists who immersed themselves in the grandeur of Bell’Italia – his watercolors and paintings represent the timeless expression of architectural form and space. Painted largely in situ, Deupi’s works capture the spirit of art, architecture, and landscape while providing compelling vistas onto classical culture’s enduring resonance in the modern age.
Dr. Deupi received a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Virginia, a Master of Architecture from Yale University, and a Ph.D. in Architectural History & Theory from the University of Pennsylvania. He has taught at a number of institutions, including Fairfield University, the New York Institute of Technology, the University of Notre Dame, and the Prince of Wales’s Institute of Architecture in London. Presently he is a Lecturer in Architecture at the University of Miami, and his book, Architectural Temperance: Spain and Rome, 1700-1759, was published by Routledge in 2015. He is currently working on a book that looks at the architectural drawings, watercolors, and prints of the Cuban-American artist Emilio Sanchez who, though based in New York City, visited Cuba on a regular basis from 1946-1960.