Konstalbum-Fernando Botero

Fernando Botero Born 19 Apr 1932 in Medellín, Colombia

Fernando Botero - El Cazador

Fernando Botero - El Desfile 2000

Fernando Botero - Death in the Cathedral 2002

Fernando Botero - A Stroll by the Lakeside 1989

Fernando Botero - A Thief 1994

Fernando Botero - Abu Ghraib 2005

Fernando Botero - Abu Ghraib 2005

Fernando Botero - After Goya 2006

Fernando Botero - After Velasquez 2006

Fernando Botero - Archangel 1995

Fernando Botero - Banistas 2000

Fernando Botero - Banistas 2000

Fernando Botero - La Bañista

Fernando Botero - Bicicleta

Fernando Botero - Bodegon con Sopa de Arbetjas 1970

Fernando Botero - Card Players 2003

Fernando Botero - Carrobomba 1999

Fernando Botero - Casa de Marta Pintuco 2001

Fernando Botero - Children Fortunes 1967

Fernando Botero - Circus Act aka On the Rope 2008

Fernando Botero - Circus Elephant 2007

Fernando Botero - Circus Musicians (Zirkusmusiker) 2008

Fernando Botero - Circus Musicians 2007-08

Fernando Botero - Circus People aka Gente del Circo 2008

Fernando Botero - Contortionist 2007

Fernando Botero - Couple 1984

Fernando Botero - Dancers 2013

Fernando Botero - Dancing aka Baile 2002

Fernando Botero - Earthquake 2000

Fernando Botero - El Arrastre (Dragging Away the Bull) 1992

Fernando Botero - Family aka Une Famille 2006

Fernando Botero - Family Scene 1969

Fernando Botero - Flamenco 1985

Fernando Botero - Flowers 1967

Fernando Botero - Four Women 1987-88

Fernando Botero - Gates of Hell 1993 (1973)

Fernando Botero - Giant Bananas

Fernando Botero - Girl 1996

Fernando Botero - Guerrillas

Fernando Botero - Happy Birthday 1971

Fernando Botero - Harlequin with Flute 2007

Fernando Botero - Horse aka Caballo del Picador

Fernando Botero - House Mariduque 1970

Fernando Botero - In the Park 2004

Fernando Botero - Kitchen Table 1967

Fernando Botero - Kitchen Table 1970

Fernando Botero - Kitchen Table 2002

Fernando Botero Angulo is a figurative artist and sculptor. His signature style, also known as "Boterismo", depicts people and figures in large, exaggerated volume, which can represent political criticism or humor, depending on the piece. He is considered the most recognized and quoted living artist from Latin America, and his art can be found in highly visible places around the world, such as Park Avenue in New York City and the Champs-Élysées in Paris.

Self-titled "the most Colombian of Colombian artists" early on, he came to national prominence when he won the first prize at the Salón 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 many major international museums, corporations, and private collectors. In 2012, he received the International Sculpture Center's Lifetime Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award.

Fernando Botero was born the second of three sons to David Botero (1895-1936) and Flora Angulo (1898-1972). David Botero, a salesman who traveled by horseback, died of a heart attack when Fernando was four. His mother worked as a seamstress. An uncle took a major role in his life.

Botero married Gloria Zea (who became the Colombian Minister of Culture). Together they had three children: Fernando, Lina, and Juan Carlos. The senior Boteros divorced in 1960 and each remarried. Starting in 1960, Botero lived for 14 years in New York, but more recently has settled in Paris. Lina also lives outside of Colombia, and in 2000 Juan Carlos moved to southern Florida.

Fernando Botero Zea became a politician and served as Defense Minister. He was convicted in 1996 of a financial offense and served 30 months in prison. Rather than facing a second charge and sentence in 2002, he relocated to Mexico, where he is a citizen by birth. Lina Botero became an actress and TV presenter.

In 1964 Botero began living with Cecilia Zambrano. They had a son, Pedro, born in 1974, who was killed in 1979 in a car accident in which Botero was also injured. Botero and Zambrano separated in 1975.

Last Botero married the Greek artist Sophia Vari. They reside in Paris and have a house in Pietrasanta, Italy. Botero's 80th birthday was commemorated with an exhibition of his works at Pietrasanta.