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Fernando Botero    (Colombian, 1932)

 Fernando Botero -
Fernando Botero
 
 Fernando Botero - Amazon (Paintings) h: 62.5 x w: 56.5 cm / h: 24.6 x w: 22.2 in
Fernando Botero
Amazon 2008
 
 Fernando Botero - Man on a horse (Sculptures) h: 39 x w: 26 x d: 53 cm / h: 15.4 x w: 10.2 x d: 20.9 in
Fernando Botero
Man on a horse 2005
 
 Fernando Botero - The Singer (Works on Paper (Drawings, Watercolors etc.)) h: 132 x w: 99 cm / h: 52 x w: 39 in
Fernando Botero
The Singer 2010
 
 Fernando Botero - Woman in Bed (Sculptures) h: 30 x w: 53 x d: 25 cm / h: 11.8 x w: 20.9 x d: 9.8 in
Fernando Botero
Woman in Bed 2002
 
 

Biography
1932 Born: Medellin, Colombia
1950 Graduated from Medellin University
1952 Studied, San Fernando Academy and the Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain
1953 - 1955 Studied fresco techniques and art history, Florence, Italy
1955 Returned to Colombia
1960 Took up residence in New York
Won Guggenheim National Prize for Colombia
1967 Visited Italy and Germany; studied work of Dürer in Munich and Nuremberg, Germany
1973 Moves to Paris, France
Lives and works in Paris, Monte Carlo, Pietrasanta and New York

Exhibitions
2012 - 2013 Museo Bellas Artes de Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain
2012 Una celebración, Palacio Bellas Artes de México, Mexico
2012 Hommage zum 80. Geburtstag, Botero - Gemälde, Skulpturen und Zeichnungen, Samuelis Baumgarte Galerie, Bielefeld, Germany
2010 Art is deformation, Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, NY (solo)
Inaurgural Exhibition: Fernando Botero, David Benrimon Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Latinas!, Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, NY
2009 Gary Nader Fine Art, Coral Gables, FL
Fernando Botero: The Circus. James Goodman Gallery, New York, NY
El Dolor de Colombia, Pinacoteca Diego Rivero, Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico
2008 The Baroque World of Fernando Botero, Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, TN; New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA; Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE
2007 - 2008 Botero: Oeuvres récentes, Marlborough Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco (solo)
2007 Fernando Botero: Abu Ghraib, University of California, Berkeley, CA (solo)
The Baroque World of Fernando Botero, Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec, Canada (solo)
Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE (solo)
New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA (solo)
Summer Exhibition, Marlborough Gallery, New York, NY
Latin Masters, Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, New York, NY
Fernando Botero, Samuelis Baumgarte Galerie, Bielefeld, Germany (solo)
2007 Malerei und Skulptur, Samuelis Baumgarte Galerie, Bielefeld, Germany
2006 Sculpture, Marlborough Gallery, New York, NY
Summer Group Show, Marlborough Gallery, New York, NY
Fernando Botero, Athens Concert Hall, Greece (solo)
Fernando Botero: Abu Ghraib, Marlborough Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2005 Landscape, Cityscape, Marlborough Gallery, New York, NY
Palazzo Venezia, Rome, Italy
2004 The Art Museum, Singapore
2003 The Doge’s Palace and other locations, Venice, Italy
The Gemeente Museum, Aja
The Maillol Museum, Paris, France
2002 Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen, Denmark
2001 Moderna Musset, Stockholm, Sweden
2000 The Museum of Antioquìa, Medellìn, Colombia
1998 - 1999 San Paolo Museum of Art, San Paolo, Brazil
The National Museum of Fine Arts, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The Monterey Museum of Contemporary Art, Monterey, CA
The Art Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel
1997 The Modern Art Museum of Lugano, Lugano, Switzerland
The National Musuum of Fine Arts, Santiago, Chile
1996 The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
The Art Museum of the Americas, Washington, DC
Niigata Prefectoral Modern Art Museum, Niigata, Japan
Sonje Museum of Contemporary Art, Kyongju, South Korea
The Sofia Imber Museum of Contemporary Art, Caracas, Venezuela
1994 - 1995 Museo of Art, Takamatsu City, Japan
Shinjuku Mitsukoshi Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan
Iwaki City Art Museum, Iwaki, Japan
1994 Helsinki City Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland
The National Museum of Fine Arts, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Paseo de Recolet, Madrid, Spain
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Paseo de Recoletes, Madrid, Spain
Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, FL
1992 - 1993 Montecarlo Kunsthaus, Vienna, Austria
Champs-Elysées, Paris, France
The Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia
1991 Exhibition Palace, Rome, Italy
1989 The Coro Museum of the Arts, Coro, Venezuela
The Contemporary Museum of Art, Caracas, Venezuela
The Rufino Tamayo Museum, Oaxaca, Mexico
1987 The Queen Sofia Center for the Arts, Madrid, Spain
1986 The Contemporary Art Museum, Caracas, Venezuela
Municipal Art Museum, Niigata, Japan
Museum of Art, Albany, NY
1985 The National Museum, Bogota, Colombia
The Ponce Museum, Puerto Rico
1984 The Munson-Williams-Proctor Museum of Art, Ithaca, NY
The Everhard Museum, Scranton, PA
The Herbert F. Johnson Museum, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
1983 The Veranneman Foundation, Belgium
1981 The Civic Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan
The Seibu Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan
1979 The d’Ixelles Museum, Brussels, Belgium
The Hirschorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
The South Texas Museum of Art, Corpus Christi, TX
1978 Sculpture Museum of the city of Marl, Marl, Germany
1977 The Medellìn Museum of Art, Medellìn, Colombia
1976 The Museum of Comtemporary Art, Caracas, Venezuela
1975 The Boymans van Beuningen Museum, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
1972 Marlborough Gallery, New York, NY
Buchholz, Munich, Germany
Claude Bernard, Paris, France
1970 Fernando Botero: Bilder 1962-1969, Staatliche Kunsthalle, Baden-Baden, Germany; Traveled to: Haus am Waldsee, Berlin, Germany; Stadtische Kunsthalle, Dusseldorf, Germany; Kunstverein, Hamburg, Germany; and Kunsthalle, Bielefeld, Germany
Botero, Galerie Buchholz, Munich, Germany
Fernando Botero, Hanover Gallery, London, UK
1969 Fernando Botero, Center for Inter-American Relations, New York, NY
Botero: Peintures, pastels, fusains, Galerie Claude Bernard, Paris, France
1969 Inflated Images, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
1968 Botero, Galería Juana Mordó, Madrid, Spain
Botero, Galerie Buchholz, Munich, Germany
1966 Fernando Botero, Staatliche Kunsthalle, Baden-Baden, Germany; Traveled to: Galerie Buchholz, Munich, Germany, Galerie Brusberg, Hanover, Germany
Fernando Botero: Recent Works, Milwaukee Art Center, Milwaukee, WI
1965 Botero: Recent Works, Zora Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1964 Cordoba Bienale, Argentina
Fernando Botero: Bosquejos realidades, Galería Arte Moderno, Bogotá, Colombia
Fernando Botero: Obras recientes, Museo de Arte Moderno, Bogotá, Colombia
1962 7 Contemporary Painters, Museum of Modern Art, Bogota
Botero, Gres Gallery, Chicago, IL
Botero, The Contemporaries, New York, NY
1961 Botero, Galería de Arte El Callejón, Bogotá, Colombia
1960 Botero, Gres Gallery, Washington, DC
1959 Botero: Obras recientes, Biblioteca Nacional de Colombia, Sala Gregorio Vásquez, Bogotá, Colombia
1958 Fernando Botero: Oleos, Galería Antonio Souza, Mexico D.F., Mexico
Fernando Botero: Recent Oils, Watercolors, Drawings, Gres Gallery, Washington, DC
1957 Pan American Union, Washington, DC
1955 Biblioteca Nacional, Bogota, Colombia
1951 Leo Matiz Gallery, Bogota, Colombia

Literature
2008 Castro Flórez, Fernando. Fernando Botero: Abu Ghraib, El circo. Valencia : Institut Valencià d'Art Modern, 2008
2007 Buysschaert, M., Chiappini, R., Malerba, F., Ruzzante, A., (eds.) Botero: works 1994-2007. Milan; NY: Distributed in North America by Rizzoli International Publications, 2007
2006 Ebony, D. Botero : Abu Ghraib. Munich ; New York : Prestel, c2006.
Sillevis, J., Elliott, E., Sullivan, E.J. The Baroque world of Fernando Botero. Alexandria, Va. : Art Services International ; New Haven : In association with Yale University Press, 2006
2005 Strinati, C., Veltroni, W., Botero : the last 15 years. Roma : De Luca Editori d’Arte, c2005 (catalogue)
2003 Gribaudo, P., Fuentes, C., Botero: women. New York : Rizzoli : Distributed to the U.S. trade by St. Martin’s Press, 2003
2001 Botero: monumental sculpture. New York : Marlborough Gallery, 2001 (catalogue)
2000 Sullivan, E. J., Tasset, J. M. Fernando Botero: monograph & catalogue raisonné : paintings 1975-1990. Lausanne : Acatos, 2000 (catalogue raisonné)
Escallon, Ana Maria (artist interview). BOTERO New Works on Canvas. New York : Rizzoli International, 2000.
1999 Villegas, B., Fumaroli, M., Botero drawings. Bogota : Villegas Editores, 1999
1998 Lambert, J. C., Villegas, B., Botero sculptures. Bogotá : Villegas Editores, 1998
Fernando Botero: drawings and watercolors on canvas. New York : Marlborough, 1998 (catalogue)
1997 Escallón, A. M., Botero: new works on canvas. New York : Rizzoli International Publications, 1997
Aguirre, E. (et al.), Botero : la corrida. adrid : Ministerio de Educación y Cultura : Fundación Central Hispano : Communidad de Madrid, 1997 (catalogue)
1993 Sullivan, E.J., Fernando Botero: drawings and watercolors. New York : Rizzoli, 1993
Gribaudo, P. Botero Affreschi - Chiesa della Misericordia, Pietrasanta. Torino: Stamperia Artistica Nazionale, 1993 (catalogue)
Fernando Botero: drawings on canvas. New York, NY : Marlborough Gallery, 1993 (catalogue)
1992 Cau, J. Botero aux Champs-Elysées “La Corrida aux Grand Palais”. Paris: Mairie de Paris and Didier Imbert Fine Art. Edition of 3, Sculptures et Œuvres sur Papier,” by Pierre Daix, “Sculptures Monumentales,” by Charles Virmaître, 1992 (catalogue)
Sullivan, E.J. Botero: Aquarelles et Dessins. Madrid: Lerner & Lerner, 1992(catalogue)
Vargas Llosa, Mario. Botero: Dessins et Aquarelles. Paris: Editions de la Difference, (nd), 1992 (catalogue)
1991 Pacifico, M., Silvestro S., and Giorgio Van Straten. Botero al Forte Belvedere di Firenze. Florence: Tipolito Press, 1991 (catalogue)
1990 Caballero Bonald, J. M. Botero: the bullfight. New York, N.Y. : Rizzoli, 1990
Gribaudo, P. Botero. Milan: Gruppo Editoriale Fabbri, 1990
Soavi, Giorgio. Fernando Botero - Œuvres 1959-1989. Paris: Celiv, 1990 (catalogue)
1986 Sullivan, E. J. Botero, sculpture. New York : Abbeville Press, 1986
1980 Ratcliff, C. Fernando Botero: recent work. November 7 -December 2, 1980. Marlborough Gallery, New York: the Gallery, 1980 (catalogue)
1979 Jaffee McCabe, C. Fernando Botero: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Washington : Smithsonian Institution Press, 1979 (catalogue)
1975 Fernando Botero. New York, Marlborough Gallery, 1975 (catalogue)
1973 Fernando Botero.April-maggio. Roma : Marlborough galleria d'arte, 1973 (catalogue)
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