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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.
Fernando Botero is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Artists from Colombia
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 ...more
Doris Salcedo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Artists from Colombia
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 ...more
Santiago Martínez... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Artists from Colombia
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 ...more
Enrique Grau is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Artists from Colombia
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 ...more
Guilloume Perez-Zapata ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Artists from Colombia
Guilloume Perez-Zapata

Birthplace: Medellín, Colombia

Associated periods or movements: Minimalism

Nationality: Colombia

Art Forms: Sculpture, Painting

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 ...more
Omar Rayo is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Artists from Colombia
Omar Rayo

Birthplace: Roldanillo, Colombia

Nationality: Colombia

Art Forms: Painting

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 ...more
Pedro Nel Gómez ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Artists from Colombia
Grupo de barequeros, Mujeres emigrantes, La barequera

Birthplace: Anorí, Colombia

Nationality: Colombia

Art Forms: Painting

Pedro Nel Gómez Agudelo (4 July 1899 — 6 June 1984) was a Colombian engineer, painter, and sculptor, best known for his work as a muralist, and for starting, along with Santiago Martinez ...more
Andrés de Santa M... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Artists from Colombia

Birthplace: Bogotá, Colombia

Associated periods or movements: Impressionism

Nationality: Colombia

Art Forms: Painting

Andrés de Santa Maria (December 16, 1860 – April 29, 1945) was the most internationally known Colombian painter of his time and the pioneer of impressionism in Colombia. His work in ...more
Gregorio Vasquez de Arce... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Artists from Colombia
Gregorio Vasquez de Arce y Ceballos

Birthplace: Bogotá, Colombia

Associated periods or movements: Baroque

Nationality: Colombia

Art Forms: Painting

Gregorio Vásquez de Arce y Ceballos (May 9, 1638 – August 6, 1711), commonly referred to as Gregorio Vásquez, was a Neogranadian painter, one of the leading artists of the Latin ...more
Juan Manuel Echavarr&iac... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Artists from Colombia
Juan Manuel Echavarría

Birthplace: DVD Region 4, Colombia, Antioquia department, South America, Medellín

Nationality: Colombia

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.
Ricardo Acevedo Bernal ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Artists from Colombia
Ricardo Acevedo Bernal

Birthplace: Bogotá, Colombia

Associated periods or movements: Impressionism

Nationality: Colombia

Art Forms: Painting

Ricardo Acevedo Bernal (4 May 1867 in Bogotá – 7 April 1930 in Rome) was a Colombian portrait painter, composer and photographer.
Alonso Neira Martinez is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Artists from Colombia

Birthplace: Bogotá, Colombia

Nationality: Colombia

Art Forms: Sculpture, Ceramic art

Alonso Neira Martinez (December 27, 1913 – January 31, 1990) was a Colombian sculptor.
Feliza Bursztyn is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Artists from Colombia
Feliza Bursztyn

Birthplace: Bogotá, Colombia

Nationality: Colombia

Art Forms: Sculpture

Feliza Bursztyn (8 September 1933 – 8 January 1982) was a Colombian sculptor.
Guillermo Silva Santamar... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Artists from Colombia

Birthplace: Bogotá, Colombia

Nationality: Colombia

Art Forms: Painting

Guillermo Silva Santamaria (7 June 1921 - 29 June 2007) was a Colombian painter, printmaker and Surrealist. He was a recognized master of intaglio and exhibited his works on 4 continents during ...more
Héctor Rojas Hera... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Artists from Colombia
Héctor Rojas Herazo

Birthplace: Tolú, Colombia

Nationality: Colombia

Héctor Rojas Herazo (August 12, 1920 – April 11, 2002) was a Colombian novelist, poet, journalist and painter.Rojas was born in Tolú as son of Juan Emiro Rojas and Blance Berta ...more
Juan Fernando Cobo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Artists from Colombia
Juan Fernando Cobo

Birthplace: Cali, Colombia

Nationality: Colombia

Art Forms: Sculpture, Painting, Printmaking, Drawing

Juan Fernando Cobo Agudelo (born August 27, 1959, in Cali, Colombia) is a Colombian painter, illustrator, sculptor and cultural promoter, one of the most notable artists of his native region, ...more
Miguel de la Espriella ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Artists from Colombia

Associated periods or movements: Naïve art, Expressionism

Nationality: Colombia

Art Forms: Sculpture, Painting

Miguel de la Espriella (born November 14, 1947), more commonly known by his artistic name, Noble, is a self-taught painter and sculptor from Sucre, Colombia, whose art has been presented widely ...more
Carlos Jacanamijoy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Artists from Colombia

Birthplace: Colombia

Nationality: Colombia

Art Forms: Painting

Carlos Jacanamijoy (born 1964 in Santiago, Putumayo) is a Colombian painter of native South American origin of the Inga people. His artwork has been exhibited in more than 25 individual shows ...more
Danilo Dueñas is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Artists from Colombia
Danilo Dueñas

Birthplace: Cali, Colombia

Nationality: Colombia

Art Forms: Installation art, Painting

Danilo Dueñas (born 1956 in Cali, Colombia), 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 ...more
Miguel Gómez is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Artists from Colombia
Miguel Gómez

Birthplace: Bogotá, Colombia

Nationality: Colombia

Art Forms: Photography

Miguel Gómez (born March 29, 1974) is a Colombian-American photographer and visual artist, based in New York City, whose style is marked by/best known for his work in fine art ...more
Bernardo Ríos is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Artists from Colombia
Bernardo Ríos

Birthplace: Santuario, Colombia

Nationality: Colombia

Bernardo Ríos is a Colombian artist. His artwork takes in ordinary of themes — often just simple everyday themes distilled from Colombian life — capturing moments of life in rural ...more
Jorge Holguín-Uri... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Artists from Colombia
Jorge Holguín-Uribe

Nationality: Colombia

Mario Opazo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Artists from Colombia
Mario Opazo

Birthplace: Chile

Nationality: Colombia

Mario Opazo (born 1969) 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 ...more
Nicolas De la Hoz is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Artists from Colombia
Nicolas De la Hoz

Birthplace: Cartagena, Colombia

Nationality: Colombia

Rafael Nicolás De la Hoz is a Colombian artist. Most of his childhood was spent in Barranquilla and Bogotá. In 1984, he studied drawing and painting in the private workshop of ...more
German Londoño is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Artists from Colombia

Nationality: Colombia

Art Forms: Painting

Germán 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 ...more