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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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Date Of Birth April 19, 1932
Place Of Birth Medellin, Colombia
Profession Painter
Education Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando
Nationality Colombian
Spouse Sophia Vari, Cecilia Zambrano, Gloria Zea, Sophia Vari, Cecilia Zambrano, Gloria Zea
Children Fernando Botero Zea, Lina Botero
Parents Flora Angulo, David Botero
Siblings Juan David Botero, Rodrigo Botero
Star Sign Aries

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Mi pasión por David2014
Akt utan ord II1976Short



Frames and Fortune2014TV SeriesHimself
Botero Born in Medellin2008DocumentaryHimself
Filanthropos eirini2007Documentary shortHimself (voice)
Tout le monde en parle2007TV SeriesHimself
60 Minutes1998TV Series documentaryHimself - Artist (segment "Botero")
Ex Libris1997TV SeriesHimself
Jubileo visual para Alvaro Mutis por sus 70 años de vida1994DocumentaryHimself

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