Fernando Botero Angulo was a Medelln-born Colombian figurative artist and sculptor. His characteristic style, sometimes known as “Boterismo,” displays people and figures in huge, exaggerated volume, which, depending on the painting, might signify political criticism or amusement.
“The most Colombian of Colombian artists,” he claims. Botero rose to national recognition in 1958, when he earned first place at the Salón de Artistas Colombianos. He began making sculptures after relocating to Paris in 1973, and by the 1990s, he had achieved international acclaim with shows all around the world. Many important international institutions, businesses, and individual collectors own his work. He was honored with the International Sculpture Center’s Lifetime Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award in 2012.
Botero acquired his primary education at the Ateneo Antioqueo and followed his secondary school at the Jesuit School of Bolvar, owing to a scholarship. Botero’s uncle sent him to a matador school for two years in 1944. Botero’s first illustrations were published in the Sunday edition of El Colombiano, one of Medelln’s most major newspapers, in 1948, when he was 16 years old. He used the money he was paid to attend high school at Antioquia’s Liceo de Marinilla.
Fernando Botero Age
Fernando Botero Angulo was born on 19 April, 1932 in Medellín, Colombia. He died on 15 September 2023 at the age of 91 in Monte Carlo, Monaco.
Fernando Botero Wife
Fernando Botero Angulo was married to Gloria Zea (m. 1955; div. 1960) and also married
Sophia Vari (m. 1978; died 2023).
Fernando Botero Children
The names of his children are Fernando Botero Zea, Juan Carlos Botero, Lina Botero, and Pedro Botero Zambrano.
Fernando Botero Net Worth
Fernando Botero’s net worth is estimated to be at least $100 million.
Fernando Botero Parents
Fernando Botero was born in 1932 as the second of three sons to parents David Botero and Flora Angulo.
Fernando Botero Cause of Death
Lina Botero told Colombian radio station Caracol that her father died of pneumonia complications in Monaco on Friday morning.