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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
Fernando Botero Maribarbola, The Presidential Family, Mona Lisa^! Age Twelve 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, ...more

Doris Salcedo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Artists from Colombia
Doris Salcedo Shibboleth, Unland: irreversible witness, Atrabiliarios 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 ...more

Santiago Martínez Delgado is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Artists from Colombia
Santiago Martínez Delgado A Century of Colombian Evolution 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 ...more

Enrique Grau is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Artists from Colombia
Enrique Grau Boy With Umbrella 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 ...more

Guilloume Perez-Zapata is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Artists from Colombia
Guilloume Perez-Zapata 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 ...more

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

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

Andrés de Santa Maria is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Artists from Colombia
Andrés de Santa Maria Andrés de Santa María, was a Colombian painter from Bogotá. His work was mostly impressionist in nature.

Gregorio Vasquez de Arce y Ceb... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Artists from Colombia
Gregorio Vasquez de Arce y Ceballos 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 ...more

Juan Manuel Echavarría is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Artists from Colombia
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.

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

Alonso Neira Martinez is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Artists from Colombia
Alonso Neira Martinez Alonso Neira Martinez was a Colombian sculptor.

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Feliza Bursztyn is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Artists from Colombia
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 ...more

Guillermo Silva Santamaria is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Artists from Colombia
Guillermo Silva Santamaria Guillermo Silva Santamaria was a Colombian painter, printmaker and Surrealist

Héctor Rojas Herazo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Artists from Colombia
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, ...more

Juan Fernando Cobo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Artists from Colombia
Juan Fernando Cobo 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.

Miguel de la Espriella is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Artists from Colombia
Miguel de la Espriella 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 ...more

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Carlos Jacanamijoy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Artists from Colombia
Carlos Jacanamijoy 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 ...more

Danilo Dueñas is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Artists from Colombia
Danilo Dueñas 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 ...more

Miguel Gómez is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Artists from Colombia
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 ...more

Bernardo Ríos is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Artists from Colombia
Bernardo Ríos Bernardo Ríos is a Colombian artist, born in Santuario, Risaralda, Colombia in 1959. Ríos is a self-taught artist coming from a very rural area of Colombia to present his artwork ...more

Jorge Holguín-Uribe is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Artists from Colombia
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Mario Opazo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Artists from Colombia
Mario Opazo Mario Opazo 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 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Artists from Colombia
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 ...more

German Londoño is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Artists from Colombia
German Londoño German 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 ...more

Alejandro Fischer is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Artists from Colombia
Alejandro Fischer Alejandro Fischer is a figurative Colombian artist.

Natalia Karenka Parra Sierra is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Artists from Colombia
Natalia Karenka Parra Sierra Colombian/New Zealand Artist, based in both Bogotá, Colombia and Wellington, New Zealand. Natalia Parra graduated from Bogotá's Jorge Tadeo Lozano University with a degree in Fine ...more