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 - La Calle 1965

Fernando Botero - La Lectura 2000

Fernando Botero - La Plaza aka The Square

Fernando Botero - Lady with Fan

Fernando Botero - El Zurdo y su Cuadrilla 1987

Fernando Botero - Louis XVI on a Visit to Medellin 1990

Fernando Botero - Lovers 1969

Fernando Botero - Madonna with Child 1965

Fernando Botero - Man and Woman aka Hombre y Mujer

Fernando Botero - Man and Women 1998

Fernando Botero - Man Drinking Orange Juice 1987

Fernando Botero - Man who Went to the Office (Man Going to Work) 1969

Fernando Botero - Marie Antoinette on a Visit to Colombia 1990

Fernando Botero - Massacre 2008

Fernando Botero - Monsieur Ingres 1995

Fernando Botero - Mujer con Abrigo de Piel 1992

Fernando Botero - Mujer en el Balcon 2001

Fernando Botero - Musicians and Singer 2013

Fernando Botero - Notre Dame de New York 1966

Fernando Botero - Nuncio 1970

Fernando Botero - Pase Natural

Fernando Botero - Pedrito on (Pedrito on Horseback 1974) a Wooden Horse 1974

Fernando Botero - Picador 1986

Fernando Botero - Picnic 2001

Fernando Botero - Pierrot (Il Circo) 2007

Fernando Botero - Portrait of a Young Indian 1952

Fernando Botero - Portrait of Delacroix 1998

Fernando Botero - Portrait of Picasso 1999

Fernando Botero - President 1988

Fernando Botero - Princess Margarita from Las Meninas 2005

Fernando Botero - Reclined Nun 2004

Fernando Botero - Room with Children's Games 1970

Fernando Botero - Rubens and his Wife 1965

Fernando Botero - Saint Rose of Lima 1968

Fernando Botero - Salon de Billar 1995

Fernando Botero - Secuestro Express

Fernando Botero - Self Portrait aka The Atelier 1994

Fernando Botero - Self Portrait as Velasquez 1986

Fernando Botero - Self Portrait with Flag

Fernando Botero - Self Portrait with Madame Pompadour 1969

Fernando Botero - Self Portrait with Sofia 1986

Fernando Botero - Society Lady 1994

Fernando Botero - Society Lady 1997

Fernando Botero - Society Lady 2003

Fernando Botero - Still Life with Books aka Naturaleza Muerta con Libros 1999

Fernando Botero - Still Life with Green Bottle 2002

Fernando Botero - Still Life with Ice Cream aka Naturaleza Muerta con Helado 1990

Fernando Botero - Still Life with Violin 1965

Fernando Botero - Still Life with Violin 1998

Fernando Botero - Still Life with Watermelon 1999

Fernando Botero - Tablao Flamenco 1989

Fernando Botero - The Apotheosis of Ramon Hoyo 1959

Fernando Botero - The Archangel Gabriel 1986

Fernando Botero - The Arnolfinis after Van Eyck 1978

Fernando Botero - The Bedroom (La Recamara) 1999

Fernando Botero - The Captain 1969

Fernando Botero - The Cuisine 1970

Fernando Botero - The Cuisine 1970

Fernando Botero - The Death of Luis Chaleta 1984

Fernando Botero - The Family 1966

Fernando Botero - The First Lady 1969

Fernando Botero - The Flying Eagles 2008

Fernando Botero - The Garden Glub aka El Club de Jardineria 1997

Fernando Botero - The General and his Family 1977

Fernando Botero - The Great Feast (The Great Celebration) 1966

Fernando Botero - The Hunter (El Cazador) 1980

Fernando Botero - The Murder of Anna Rosa Caderonne-1 1969

Fernando Botero - The Murder of Anna Rosa Caderonne-2 1969

Fernando Botero - The Musicians 1979

Fernando Botero - The Musicians 1986

Fernando Botero - The Nails 2011

Fernando Botero - The Nap 1982

Fernando Botero - The Orchestra 1991

Fernando Botero - The Painter and his Model 1995

Fernando Botero - The President and the First Lady 1989

Fernando Botero - The President 1997

Fernando Botero - The Seamstress 1990

Fernando Botero - The Sisters 1969

Fernando Botero - The Street 1995

Fernando Botero - The Thief 1994

Fernando Botero - The Widow, La Viuda 1997

Fernando Botero - Tour of the Volcano 1966

Fernando Botero - Trainer with Tiger 2007

Fernando Botero - Two Friends 2012

Fernando Botero - Two Sisters 2006

Fernando Botero - Untitled

Fernando Botero - Woman Dressed by Valentino aka Femme Meiade de Valentino

Fernando Botero - Woman Drinking with Cat 2002

Fernando Botero - Woman Falling from a Balcony 1994

Fernando Botero - Woman in Profile 2004

Fernando Botero - Woman on the Street

Fernando Botero - Woman with Coat 1990

Fernando Botero - Women running 1985

Fernando Botero, Frank Lloyd and his family in Paradise Island 1972

The Killing of the Innocents 1999

Fernando Boter - The Vatican Bathroom 2006

Fernando Botero - La Casa de Raquel Vega 1975

Fernando Botero - Masacre en Ciénaga Grande 2001

Fernando Botero - Portrait Officiel de la Junte Militaire 1971

Fernando Botero - Room with Children's Games 1970

Fernando Botero - Slaughter of Best Corner 1997

Fernando Botero - The Arnolfinis after Van Eyck 1997 (1978)

Fernando Botero - The Flying Eagles 2008

Fernando Botero - Tour of the Volcano 1966

Fernando Botero - Homage to Bonnard 1972

Fernando Botero, La Collectionneuse 1974

Fernando Botero - Miss Riviere after Ingres 2001

Fernando Botero

Fernando Botero - Woman Eating a Banana 1982

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.