Cuban Art Zaida Del Rio Arte Cubano. Zaida del Rio, born in Remedios, Villa Clara Province in 1954, started her artistic career in the 70s. Since then, her artwork has spiraled in prestige, placing her among Cuba's top artists. Zaida del Rio studied at the Cienfuegos Art School(1960-1971), Havana's National Art School(1971-1974), and the Institute of Higher Art(1982-1987). She also graduated from the Ecole de Beaux, in Paris, France.