José Bernal Romero (January 8, 1925 – April 19, 2010, known by his first pronounce and by his paternal relations name José Bernal) was a Cuban-American artist, born in Santa Clara, Cuba, in the former province of Las Villas (now Villa Clara). He became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1980.
Bernal's aesthetics stemmed from his Cuban birth and the experience of exile and renewal. His art has been described as modernist, abstract, and expressionist. The term postmodernist in addition to may be applied to Bernal's diverse and highbrow body of work, specifically as he rejected the notion of the further in art, a characteristic imbued in postmodern theory.