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Famous Artists from Colombia

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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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    Fernando Botero
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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

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    • Birthplace: Antioquia department, Colombia
    • Nationality: Colombia
    • Art Forms: Sculpture, Painting
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    Doris Salcedo
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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

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    • Birthplace: Bogotá, Colombia
    • Nationality: Colombia
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    Santiago Martínez Delgado

    Santiago Martínez Delgado was a Colombian painter, sculptor, art historian and writer. He established a reputation as a prominent muralist during the 1940s and is also known for his watercolors, oil paintings, illustrations and woodcarvings. Martínez attended the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts under the ...more

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    • Birthplace: Bogotá, Colombia
    • Associated periods or movements: Art Deco
    • Nationality: Colombia
    • Art Forms: Painting
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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

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    • Birthplace: Panama City, Panama
    • Nationality: Colombia
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Guilloume Perez-Zapata

    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

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    • Birthplace: Medellín, Colombia
    • Associated periods or movements: Minimalism
    • Nationality: Colombia
    • Art Forms: Sculpture, Painting
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    Omar Rayo

    Omar Rayo Reyes was a renowned Colombian painter, sculptor, caricaturist and plastic artist. He won the 1970 Salón de Artistas Colombianos. Rayo worked with abstract geometry primarily employing black, white, red and yellow. He was part of the Op Art movement. Rayo's work shows that geometric art is as ...more

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    • Birthplace: Roldanillo, Colombia
    • Nationality: Colombia
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Pedro Nel Gómez
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    Pedro Nel Gómez Agudelo was a Colombian engineer, painter, and sculptor, best known for his work as a muralist, and for starting, along with Santiago Martinez Delgado, the Colombian Muralist Movement, inspired by the Mexican movement that drew on nationalistic, social, and political messages as ...more

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    • Birthplace: Anorí, Colombia
    • Nationality: Colombia
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Andrés de Santa Maria
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    Andrés de Santa María, was a Colombian painter from Bogotá. His work was mostly impressionist in nature.more

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    • Birthplace: Bogotá, Colombia
    • Associated periods or movements: Impressionism
    • Nationality: Colombia
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Gregorio Vasquez de Arce y Ceballos

    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

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    • Birthplace: Bogotá, Colombia
    • Associated periods or movements: Baroque
    • Nationality: Colombia
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Juan Manuel Echavarría

    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

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    • Birthplace: DVD Region 4, Colombia, Antioquia department, South America, Medellín
    • Nationality: Colombia
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    Ricardo Acevedo Bernal

    Ricardo Acevedo Bernal
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    Ricardo Acevedo Bernal was a Colombian painter and musician. He was director of the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes, a professor of painting and was well known also for his portraits such as those of noblemen, including Antonio Narino and the first Colombian President Simon Bolivar. He was also a ...more

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    • Birthplace: Bogotá, Colombia
    • Associated periods or movements: Impressionism
    • Nationality: Colombia
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Alonso Neira Martinez
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    Alonso Neira Martinez was a Colombian sculptor.more

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    • Birthplace: Bogotá, Colombia
    • Nationality: Colombia
    • Art Forms: Sculpture, Ceramic art
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    Feliza Bursztyn

    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

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    • Birthplace: Bogotá, Colombia
    • Nationality: Colombia
    • Art Forms: Sculpture
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    Guillermo Silva Santamaria was a Colombian painter, printmaker and Surrealistmore

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    • Birthplace: Bogotá, Colombia
    • Nationality: Colombia
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Héctor Rojas Herazo

    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

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    • Birthplace: Tolú, Colombia
    • Nationality: Colombia
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    Juan Fernando Cobo

    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

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    • Birthplace: Cali, Colombia
    • Nationality: Colombia
    • Art Forms: Sculpture, Painting, Printmaking, Drawing
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    Miguel de la Espriella
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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

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    • Associated periods or movements: Naïve art, Expressionism
    • Nationality: Colombia
    • Art Forms: Sculpture, Painting
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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

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    • Birthplace: Colombia
    • Nationality: Colombia
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Danilo Dueñas

    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

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    • Birthplace: Cali, Colombia
    • Nationality: Colombia
    • Art Forms: Installation art, Painting
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    Miguel Gómez

    Miguel Gómez is a New York City-based Photographer and visual artist, whose style is marked by/best known for his work in fine art photography, portrait, editorial and landscape photography. Gómez currently works between London and New York City.more

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    • Birthplace: Bogotá, Colombia
    • Nationality: Colombia
    • Art Forms: Photography
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