Fernando Botero

Colombian, born 1932

3,657 followers

Fernando Botero

Colombian, born 1932

3,657 followers

Drawing inspiration from a diverse array of influences, from Renaissance masters such as Giotto and …

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Drawing inspiration from a diverse array of influences, from Renaissance masters such as Giotto and Paolo Uccello to the 20th-century Abstract Expressionist movement, Fernando Botero’s signature style is characterized by the use of rotund figures and inflated forms. His 1961 work Mona Lisa, Age 12 exemplifies his use …

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Selected career achievements
Blue chip
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
High auction record
$3m, Christie's, 2014
Solo show at a major institution
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, and 1 more
Group show at a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 3 more
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 1 more
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum International Magazine
Participated in a major biennial
documenta
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