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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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Artists from Colombia
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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 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Artists from Colombia
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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 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Artists from Colombia
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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 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Artists from Colombia
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    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 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Artists from Colombia
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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 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Artists from Colombia
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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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