Timeline

1936
Born on November 8th in Valparaíso, Chile
1945
Studied art in the studio of Miguel Venegas Cienfuentes, Santiago, Chile
1945–1954
Studied at a Jesuit school in Santiago, Chile
1955
Lived in Santiago and Concepción, Chile
1955
Painted and also wrote poetry; danced professionally with the Compañía de Ballet de Chile
1955
Worked for Teatro de Ensayo, Universidad Católica de Chile
1961
Left Chile for Europe and established residence in Madrid, Spain
1968
Spent six months working in the Philippines
1972
Moved to Tangier, Morocco
1996
Gold Medal of Honor, Casita Maria, Bronx, NY
2000
International Distinguished Artist Award, Art Miami, Miami, FL
2000
Gran Cruz de Alfonso X El Sabio, Alfonso X El Sabio, Madrid, Spain
2005
Hall of Fame Honoree, The Pastel Society of America, New York, NY
2011
Passed away on June 4 in his home in Taroudant, Morocco
The artist lived and worked in Tangier, Marrakech, and Taroudant, Morocco

Exhibitions

2013
Latin Beat, Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO
2013
Latin Beat, Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri (solo)
2012
Claudio Bravo: Sojourn in Manila, Metropolitan Museum of Manila, Manila, Philippines.(solo)
2011–2012
Le Cabinet de Curiosités, Marlborough Gallery and Steinitz Gallery at 6 Harrison Street, New York, NY
2011
Claudio Bravo: The Chilean Years, 1951-1960, Corporación Cultural de Las Condes, Santiago, Chile (solo)
2011
Claudio Bravo, Museo de Artes Visuales, Santiago, Chile (solo)
2010
Look Again, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, NY
2010
Claudio Bravo: Recent Work, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, NY (solo)
2009
Insights on Still Life: From Matisse & Picasso to Botero & Muños Vera, Gary Nader Fine Art, Coral Gables, FL
2009
La huella de la fotografía en la nueva pintura realista. La aportación valenciana (1963-2005), El Centre de El Carme de Valencia, Valencia, Spain
2009
Summer Exhibition, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, New York
2009
Summer Exhibition, Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York,
2009
Works on Paper, Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York
2008–2009
Claudio Bravo: a bestiary, Marlborough Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2008
Claudio Bravo: Recent Work, Marlborough Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2008
All I Want for Christmas, Manila Contemporary, Makati City, Philippines
2008
Group Exhibition, Shanghai Art Fair 2008, Shanghai, China; with Marlborough Gallery
2008
Group Show, Marlborough Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco
2007
Claudio Bravo, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey, Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico (solo)
2007
Claudio Bravo, Espace Bellevue, Biarritz, France (solo)
2007
Claudio Bravo, La Bienale di Venezia: 52 Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte, Museo Diocesano, Chiostro di Sant’Apollonia, Venice, Italy (solo)
2006
Claudio Bravo, Naples Museum of Art, Naples, FL (solo)
2006
Claudio Bravo: Paintings and Drawings (Pinturas y Dibujos), Marlborough Gallery, Madrid, Spain; traveled to Marlborough Fine Art Ltd., London, United Kingdom, Marlborough Monaco, Monaco (solo)
2005
Pastel Society of America Board of Directors Exhibition: Hall of Fame Honoree Claudio Bravo, The Butler Institute of America Art, Youngstown, OH (solo)
2005
Latin American Still Life: Reflections of Time and Place, El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY
2005
35th Annual Open Juried Exhibition “For Pastels Only,” Pastel Society of America, The National Arts Club, New York, NY
2005
Works on Paper, Marlborough Gallery, New York, NY
2004
Claudio Bravo et le Maroc, Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris, France (solo)
2003
Claudio Bravo: Still Life, Marlborough Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2003
Transforming the Commonplace, Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, PA
2001
Latin American Art: La Belleza y la Fuerza, Elkon Gallery, New York, NY
2001
Claudio Bravo: Œuvres Recentes, Marlborough Monaco, Monaco (solo)
2000
Art Miami 2000, International Art Exposition, Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami, FL
1998
Forma y Figuracion: obras maestras de la colección Blake-Purnell, Museo Guggenheim, Bilbao, Spain
1998
Claudio Bravo, Marlborough Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1997
Claudio Bravo: Wrapped Packages, Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, FL (solo)
1997
ART 1997 CHICAGO: 5th Annual Expo of International Galleries Featuring Modern and Contemporary Art, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL
1996
On Paper, Marlborough Gallery, New York, NY
1995
3 Continents: Botero, Bravo, Rivers, Valdés, A.M.S. Marlborough, Santiago, Chile
1995
Claudio Bravo, Galería Marlborough, Madrid, Spain (solo)
1994
The Human Body, Nohra Haime Gallery, New York, NY
1994
Museo Nacional de Bellas Arte, Santiago, Chile (solo)
1993
Drawings III, Koplin Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1993
Carlsten Art Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Madison, Wisconsin (solo)
1992
Jardín de Vidrio, Galería Leandro Navarro, Madrid, Spain
1991
Realismos: Arte Contemporáneo Español, Ashai Shimbun, Nihonbashi Takashimaya
1991
Claudio Bravo: Works on Paper, Marlborough Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1990
ARCO 90, Madrid, Spain
1989
Art in Latin America: The Modern Era, 1820-1980, The Hayward Gallery, London, UK
1988
Visions/Revisions: A Contemporary Representation, Marlborough Gallery, New York, NY
1981
Marlborough Gallery, New York, NY
1970
Staempfli Gallery, New York, NY
1955
Salón 13, Santiago, Chile

Public Collections

Peter Ludwig Museum, Cologne, Germany
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia
Rufino Tamayo Museum of International Contemporary Art, Mexico City, Mexico
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, Kansas City, Missouri
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
The Metropolitan Museum and Arts Center, Miami, Florida
Mitter Heinisches Landesmuseum, Mainz, Germany
Museo de Arte Abstracto, Cuenca, Spain
Museo de Artes Visuales, Colección Santa Cruz – Yaconi, Santiago, Chile
Museo de Arte de Ponce, Ponce, Puerto Rico
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santiago, Chile
Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Museum of Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Archer M. Huntington Gallery of Art, University of Texas, Austin, Texas
Art Museum, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey
Art Museum at Florida International University, Miami, Florida
Ateneum Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland
Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, Maryland
Doane College Museum, Crete, Nebraska
The Frances Lehmana Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York
Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, South Carolina
Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington, Indiana
Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri

Literature

2010
Anonymous. Claudio Bravo: Recent Work. New York: Marlborough Chelsea.
2010
Marlborough Chelsea. Look Again. New York: Marlborough Chelsea.
2008
Anonymous. Claudio Bravo: a bestiary. New York: Marlborough Gallery, Inc.
2008
Anonymous. Claudio Bravo: Recent Work. New York: Marlborough Gallery.
2007
Anonymous. Claudio Bravo. Monterrey: Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey. traveled to Espace Bellevue, Biarritz, France
2007
Anonymous. Claudio Bravo. Biarritz: Espace Bellevue.
2007
Anonymous. Claudio Bravo, La Biennale di Venezia: 52 Espozisione Internazionale d’Arte. New York: Marlborough Gallery.
2006
Anonymous. Claudio Bravo: Paintings and Drawings. Madrid: Marlborough Madrid. traveled to Marlborough Fine Art (London) Ltd., London, England; Marlborough Monaco
2006
Lucie-Smith, Edward. Claudio Bravo. Naples: Naples Museum of Art.
2004
Alaoui, Brahim, Tahar Ben Jelloun, Edward J. Sullivan, and Janis Gardner Cecil. Claudio Bravo et Le Maroc. Paris: Institute de Monde Arabe.
1999
Anonymous. Claudio Bravo: New Works, Obras Recientes. Madrid: Galería Marlborough.
1998
Anonymous. Claudio Bravo: Recent Works. New York: Marlborough Gallery.
1995
Anonymous. Claudio Bravo: Works on Paper. New York: Marlborough Gallery
1991
Anonymous. Claudio Bravo: Recent Paintings and Works on Paper. New York: Marlborough Gallery.
1984
Anonymous. Claudio Bravo: Recent Paintings and Works on Paper. New York: Marlborough Gallery.
1983
Anonymous. Claudio Bravo: Recent Paintings and Drawings. London: Marlborough Fine Art, Ltd.
1981
Anonymous. Claudio Bravo: Bilder, Zeichnungen. Hamburg: Galerie Levy.
1981
Anonymous. Claudio Bravo: Recent Paintings and Drawings. New York: Marlborough Gallery.