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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.
  • Maribarbola, The Presidential Family

    BirthplaceAntioquia department, Colombia


    Art FormsSculpture, 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
  • Shibboleth, Unland: irreversible witness

    BirthplaceBogotá, 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

    A Century of Colombian Evolution

    BirthplaceBogotá, Colombia

    Associated periods or movementsArt Deco


    Art FormsPainting

    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
  • Boy With Umbrella

    BirthplacePanama City, Panama


    Art FormsPainting

    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 (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 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
  • Grupo de barequeros, Mujeres emigrantes

    BirthplaceAnorí, Colombia


    Art FormsPainting

    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 Delgado,  ...more
  • 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 solitary as a  ...more
  • Gregorio Vasquez de Arce y Ceballos

    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 American Baroque  ...more
  • 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
  • Ricardo Acevedo Bernal

    Ricardo Acevedo Bernal (4 May 1867 in Bogotá – 7 April 1930 in Rome) was a Colombian portrait painter, composer and photographer.  ...more
  • Alonso Neira Martinez (December 27, 1913 – January 31, 1990) was a Colombian sculptor.  ...more
  • Feliza Bursztyn

    Feliza Bursztyn (8 September 1933 – 8 January 1982) was a Colombian sculptor.  ...more
  • 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 his  ...more
  • Héctor Rojas Herazo

    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 Herazo. He was  ...more
  • Juan Fernando Cobo

    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, Valle  ...more
  • 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 (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 and is  ...more
  • Danilo Dueñas

    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 at the  ...more
  • Miguel Gómez

    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 photography, portrait,  ...more
  • Bernardo Ríos

    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 Colombia. His  ...more
  • Jorge Holguín-Uribe

  • Mario Opazo

    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 number of  ...more
  • Nicolas De la Hoz

    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 David Manzur. Before  ...more
  • 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 Bogotá, as well as galleries in  ...more