Fernando Botero

Fernando BoteroFernando Botero Angulo (born April 19, 1932) is a figurative artist. His works feature a figurative style, called by some “Boterismo”, which gives them an unmistakable identity. He is considered the living artist most recognized and quoted in the world from Latin America. Roams between his studies in sculpture at Pietra St. (Italy), painting in Paris (France), New York (USA) and Monte Carlo (Monaco),likewise, devotes time to drawing in Zihuatanejo (Mexico) and Rionegro (Colombia).
Botero depicts women, men, daily life, historical events and characters, milestones of art, still-life, animals and the natural world in general, with exaggerated and disproportionate volumetry, accompanied by fine details of scathing criticism, irony, humor, and ingenuity.
Self-titled “the most Colombian of Colombian artists” early on, he came to national prominence when he won the first prize at the Sal√≥n de Artistas Colombianos in 1958. Working most of the year in Paris, in the last three decades he has achieved international recognition for his paintings, drawings and sculpture, with exhibitions across the world. His art is collected by major museums, corporations and private collectors. In 2012, he received the International Sculpture Center’s Lifetime Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award.

Fernando Botero (quadro)