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.

  • Fernando Botero
    Maribarbola, The Presidential Family, Mona Lisa
    • Birthplace: Antioquia department, Colombia
    • Nationality: Colombia
    • Art Forms: Sculpture, Painting
    Fernando Botero Angulo (born 19 April 1932) is a Colombian figurative artist and sculptor. Born in Medellín, his signature style, also known as "Boterismo", depicts people and figures in large, ...more
  • Doris Salcedo
    Shibboleth, Unland: irreversible witness, Atrabiliarios
    • Birthplace: Bogotá, Colombia
    • Nationality: Colombia
    Doris Salcedo (born 1958) is a Colombian-born visual artist and sculptor. Her work is influenced by her experiences of life in Colombia, and is generally composed of commonplace items such as wooden ...more
  • Santiago Martínez Delgado

    Santiago Martínez Delgado

    A Century of Colombian Evolution
    • Birthplace: Bogotá, Colombia
    • Associated periods or movements: Art Deco
    • Nationality: Colombia
    • Art Forms: Painting
    Santiago Martínez Delgado (1906–1954) 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 ...more
  • Enrique Grau
    Boy With Umbrella
    • Birthplace: Panama City, Panama
    • Nationality: Colombia
    • Art Forms: Painting
    Enrique Grau (December 18, 1920 – April 1, 2004) was a Colombian artist best known for his depictions of Amerindian and Afro-Colombian figures. He was a member of the triumvirate of key Colombian ...more
  • Guilloume Perez-Zapata

    Guilloume Perez-Zapata

    Guilloume Perez (born July 2, 1957 in Medellín, Antioquia) is a Colombian minimalist artist, self-described master of "Bolismo". His work has been noted by a magazine covering North America's ...more
  • Omar Rayo

    Omar Rayo

    Omar Rayo Reyes (January 20, 1928 – June 7, 2010) was a renowned Colombian painter, sculptor, caricaturist and plastic artist. He won the 1970 Salón de Artistas Colombianos. Rayo worked with abstract ...more