Colombian, 20th – 21st century, male.
Active in the USA from 1960.
Born 19 April 1932, in Medellin.
Painter (gouache), pastellist, sculptor. Figures, still-lifes, animals.
From 1938 to 1949, Fernando Botéro pursued his primary- and secondary-level studies in Medellin. He began to exhibit and to sell drawings to newspapers from 1948. He passed through Bogotá in 1951, before going to Madrid, where he studied at the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando from 1952. He studied fresco painting in Florence and won the fresco prize at the San Marco academy in 1954. In 1955–1956, he travelled in Mexico. In 1958, he began teaching painting at the academy of fine arts in Bogota, and he won first prize at the ninth salon in Colombia for Wedding Chamber, in tribute to Mantegna, and won a Guggenheim prize. He settled in New York from 1960 and travelled in Europe, especially in France, where from ...