Olga Sinclair was born in Panama City to the famous painter Alfredo Sinclair. Showing early talent, Sinclair participated in her first exhibition amongst professional painters when she was only 14 year old. Sinclair went in 1976 to the Academy of Applied Arts in Madrid, Spain. There she did three years classic art drawing lessons at the famous Arjona Studio. Since 1994 Olga and her family have resided in Panama and Olga is currently Panama’s Cultural Ambassador. Considered the most accomplished and well-known living artist in Panama Sinclair has had solo exhibitions in the Miami, London, Madrid, Amsterdam, Jakarta and Buenos Aires. Her art forms a part of the permanent collections of museums in Latin America, the United States and Europe.
On January 18, 2014 in Panama City, Sinclair organized 5,084 children to paint simultaneously for three minutes to break the world record. The piece depicted a set of Canal locks as the event commemorated 100 years of the Panama Canal. Since then Sinclair has pioneered arts education for children through her foundation.
Sinclair will be in Los Angeles to again lead children in creative expression with Art Beyond Borders: Painting with Olga Sinclair hosted by Inner-City Arts. Anticipated as Los Angeles’ largest youth-oriented painting class, Art Beyond Borders will bring together 1,000 children from The Partnership for Los Angeles Schools.