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Fernando Botero

(1932)

Painter, Sculptor, Illustrator

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Biography

Born in 1932, artist Fernando Botero is a renowned Colombian artist who has been featured in major museums around the world. Growing up, Botero attended the Academia de Arte de San Fernando in Spain and the Academy of San Marcos in Italy. While his work was first exhibited in 1948, Fernando Botero paintings gained recognition in the late 1950s when Botero was named Professor of Fine Arts at the National Colombian University, and his work reached the United States.

Inspired by painters like Francisco de Goya and Diego Velazquez, artist Fernando Botero focused on portraits. He eventually developed his own style, known as Boterismo, which portrays people and animals with inflated proportions. This unique style has made his paintings and sculptures coveted by collectors, and Fernando Botero prints for sale are highly sought after. Explore the many worlds of rare portrait prints for sale online at Invaluable.

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