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Famous Artists from Colombia

List of the most popular artists from Colombia, listed alphabetically with photos when available. For centuries artists have been among the world's most important people, helping chronicle history and keep us entertained with one of the earliest forms of entertainment. Whether they're known for painting, sculpting, etching or drawing, the famous Colombian artists on this list have kept that tradition alive by creating renowned pieces of art that have been praised around the world. You can find useful information below about these notable Colombian artists, such as when they were born and where their place of birth was.

Examples include Juan Fernando Cobo and Miguel Gómez.

This list answers the questions, "Which famous artists are from Colombia?" and "Who are the most well-known Colombian artists?"

For further information on these historic Colombian artists, click on their names. If you're a fine art lover use this list of celebrated Colombian artists to discover some new paintings that you will enjoy.


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    Alejandro Fischer is a figurative Colombian artist. more on Wikipedia
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    • Nationality: Colombia
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    Alonso Neira Martinez was a Colombian sculptor. more on Wikipedia
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    • Birthplace: Bogotá, Colombia
    • Nationality: Colombia
    • Art Forms: Sculpture, Ceramic art
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    Andrés de Santa María, was a Colombian painter from Bogotá. His work was mostly impressionist in nature. more on Wikipedia
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    • Birthplace: Bogotá, Colombia
    • Nationality: Colombia
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Bernardo Ríos

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    Bernardo Ríos is a Colombian artist, born in Santuario, Risaralda, Colombia in 1959. Ríos is a self-taught artist coming from a very rural area of Colombia to present his artwork both nationally and internationally. Ríos' work first came to international attention after his one-man exhibition at the ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Birthplace: Santuario, Colombia
    • Nationality: Colombia
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    Carlos Jacanamijoy is a Colombian painter of native South American origin of the Inga people. His artwork has been exhibited in more than 25 individual shows and is part of the permanent collection of the National Museum of the American Indian as well as several Colombian museums. He lives in New York ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Birthplace: Colombia
    • Nationality: Colombia
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Danilo Dueñas

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    Danilo Dueñas was born in 1956 in Cali, Colombia. He has been a Professor at the Art Department of the University of The Andes, the School of Fine Arts of the National University of Colombia and at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Jorge Tadeo Lozano University since 1990. In 1995, he participated in the ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Birthplace: Cali, Colombia
    • Nationality: Colombia
    • Art Forms: Installation art, Painting
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    Doris Salcedo is a Colombian-born sculptor. Salcedo completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Universidad de Bogotá, Jorge Tadeo Lozano in 1980, before traveling to New York, where she completed a Master of Fine Arts degree at New York University. She then returned to Bogotá to teach at the Universidad ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Birthplace: Bogotá, Colombia
    • Nationality: Colombia
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    Enrique Grau was a Colombian artist, renowned for his depictions of Amerindian and Afro Colombian figures. He was a member of the triumvirate of key Colombian artists of the 20th century which included Fernando Botero and Alejandro Obregón. Grau was born in Panama City, Panama, just like many of the ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Birthplace: Panama City, Panama
    • Nationality: Colombia
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Feliza Bursztyn

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    Feliza Bursztyn was a Colombian sculptor. Feliza Bursztyn studied painting in the Art Students League of New York City and sculpture at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière in Paris. Her exploration with materials started thanks to the work of the French artist César Baldaccini and after 1961 she started ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Birthplace: Bogotá, Colombia
    • Nationality: Colombia
    • Art Forms: Sculpture
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    Fernando Botero Angulo is a figurative artist and sculptor from Medellín, Colombia. 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 ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Birthplace: Antioquia department, Colombia
    • Nationality: Colombia
    • Art Forms: Sculpture, Painting
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    German Londoño is a Colombian artist from Medellín. He is mostly known as a painter but recently has begun sculpting. He has exhibited in museums in Lisbon and Bogotá, as well as galleries in Colombia, Italy and New York City. more on Wikipedia
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    • Nationality: Colombia
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Gregorio Vasquez de Arce y Ceballos

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    Gregorio Vasquez de Arce y Ceballos, commonly referred to as Gregorio Vasquez, was a Colombian painter, including the Quitenian Miguel de Santiago, was one of the leading artist in the Latin American Baroque movement, which extended from the mid 17th to the late 18th century in the Viceroyalty of New ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Birthplace: Bogotá, Colombia
    • Nationality: Colombia
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Guillermo Silva Santamaria was a Colombian painter, printmaker and Surrealist more on Wikipedia
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    • Birthplace: Bogotá, Colombia
    • Nationality: Colombia
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Guilloume Perez-Zapata

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    Guilloume Perez-Zapata is a Colombian minimalist artist, self-described master of "Bolismo". His work has been noted by a magazine covering North America's Southwest. He is known primarily for his sculpting and painting. more on Wikipedia
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    • Birthplace: Medellín, Colombia
    • Nationality: Colombia
    • Art Forms: Sculpture, Painting
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    Héctor Rojas Herazo

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    Héctor Rojas Herazo was a Colombian novelist, poet, journalist and painter. Rojas was born in Tolú as son of Juan Emiro Rojas and Blance Berta Herazo. He was baptized on October 6, 1921. He started artistic works in his childhood and was taught in plastic arts by his cousin José Manuel González. Later ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Birthplace: Tolú, Colombia
    • Nationality: Colombia
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    Jorge Holguín-Uribe

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    • Nationality: Colombia
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    Juan Fernando Cobo

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    Juan Fernando Cobo Agudelo is a Colombian painter, illustrator, sculptor and cultural promoter, one of the most notable artists of his native region, Valle del Cauca. more on Wikipedia
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    • Birthplace: Cali, Colombia
    • Nationality: Colombia
    • Art Forms: Sculpture, Painting, Printmaking, Drawing
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    Juan Manuel Echavarría

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    Juan Manuel Echavarria Olano is a present day Latin American artist from Colombia. Born in 1947 in Medellín, Colombia and now resides in Bogotá, Colombia and New York City. more on Wikipedia
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    • Birthplace: Medellín, Colombia
    • Nationality: Colombia
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    Mario Opazo

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    Mario Opazo is a Colombian video, installation and performance artist. He was born in Tomé, Chile and became a political exile after Pinochet came to power. Opazo was one of a number of artists exhibiting within the Istituto Italo-Latino Americano display in Palazzo Zenobio within the 2007 Venice ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Birthplace: Chile
    • Nationality: Colombia
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    Miguel de la Espriella, more commonly known by his artistic name, Noble, is a self-taught painter and sculptor from Sucre, Colombia, whose art has been presented widely within his country and throughout the world. Noble's work principally reflects the theme of nature that he experienced in the ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Nationality: Colombia
    • Art Forms: Sculpture, Painting
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