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Fernando Botero

Figurative painter and sculptor whose uniquely styled works included “Abu Ghraib” and “Woman with Fruit.” His sculptures and paintings had been noteworthy for his or her topics’ exaggerated proportions. He started his profession by posting his illustrations in the Un Colombiano daily paper. He offered his first show in 1948, and his 1st one-man display was Galería Leo Matiz in 1951 in Bogotá. His sculptures from 1963 to 1964 had been made out of acrylic resin and sawdust because he couldn’t afford bronze. He previously three children along with his 1st wife, Gloria Zea, who offered as the Colombian Minister of Tradition. Pursuing his divorce from Zea, Botero got another kid with Cecilia Zambrano and later on wedded Sophia Vari. He was affected by Diego Rivera.

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